Hello! Today my sister and I are doing our post together on Proverbs 12:28 which says:
“In the way of righteousness there is life;
along that path is immortality.”
Solomon is saying that the only way to have life is to be righteous. If we’re righteous, then we can have life, and with life we get immortality! All we have to do is be righteous, and we can have immortality!
Unfortunately, we are not righteous. We are sinful, and wicked. Yet we can have eternal life! John 3:16 says:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus, God’s very own son, came and died in our place. Jesus gave His own life on the cross with all of our sin; now we are righteous. Because Jesus gave His life for us, and because He gave us His righteousness we have eternal life in Him. He has made us the children of God, so that we will go to heaven and be with Him for eternity!
Even though our own “righteousness”, which to God are as dirty rags, could not bring us life or immortality; Jesus’ righteousness did bring us life and eternity with Him in heaven. Jesus is the life, and if we trust in Him we will have life! John 14:6 says:
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland