The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

Proverbs 11:5

I’ve heard people say that it’s hard to be a godly person in the world. That’s true in some ways because our sin nature wants to bring us down (along with Satan). But I also believe it’s easier to be a godly person than to be without God.

If you are committed to following God, many major decisions are made for you—how to treat others, how to view the world, even how to judge the condition of your own heart.

Those without God are constantly weighed down by fear and guilt. They are buffeted about by their emotions, jumping from one thing to another just trying to feel better. When we recognize the weight of sin in those around us, we should feel such gratitude toward the God who delivered us from that.

It’s not nearly as hard to be a godly person in this world as it is to be in this world without God.

Dear Lord, thank you for helping to make the paths of the Your people straight. Give us Your compassion for those still in sin’s grip as we show them what it means to live in freedom. In Jesus’ name, amen.


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