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Proverbs 21:21 NIV

If someone asks me to point to one of the wisest and most encouraging verses in scripture, this is certainly near the top of the list. Pretty simple and direct advice. Most verses in Proverbs either encourage us toward this truth or show the foolishness of anything else. Those who consistently pursue righteousness and love are beautiful people and desperately needed in the world. In this verse righteousness means we give God all He is due while at the same time giving to others what they are due. Not what they are due according to how they live around us or even how they treat us and others. We are to give them the mercy God gives us. To whom much has been forgiven we are expected to forgive much. In the same way God loves us we are to love others. Amazingly, as we love others, show them the same mercy we receive from God, we benefit with life, prosperity and honor. The world can’t help but notice and respond. As we practice the righteousness of God it becomes a habit. Our lives are continually shared as we live out this verse. This is a part of how the process of being conformed to the image of Christ happens. Today walk in righteousness and love. #BeTheEdge

“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭29‬ ‭NIV