Proverbs – Pursue Righteousness and Love

June 22, 2014




In Proverbs we learn that “He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” – Proverbs 21:21. There is much wisdom in this proverb. First, it tells us where to direct our pursuit. Many people pursue life, prosperity, and honor. You can do that also, but that, according to proverbs is backwards. Rather we are to pursue righteousness and love. Doing so produces the full life that God has for us. Now, don’t be confused. This isn’t a verse that supports the faulty doctrine that is the health and wealth gospel. But, there is a richness to this verse, that if we understand what it means, there is a blessing that God longs to give each one of us. Be encouraged by the word of God to pursue righteousness and love.

Bible References

  • Proverbs 21:21
  • Genesis 15:6
  • Romans 4:3 - 5
  • Proverbs 17:9
  • Proverbs 20:6