Here’s what’s on our family white board today…
"He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death." Proverbs 11:19
What stood out to me was the word “steadfast”.
I think of a runner or athlete that is in a competition for the prize. Can you imagine how easy it would be to throw in the towel and give up when the race gets difficult? Or just think how quickly you could get distracted when you’re on the smooth path where everything is easy and where there are not many obstacles. But the smooth path is when you can get distracted with temptations and various weights. We have to be on high alert when things are going well and when they are not. Remember King David? It was when he was idle at home that he fell. I bet things were going well for him.
But with the help of God, we will be enabled to stand firm and endure till the finish line (the end of our lives here on earth).
Steadfast means to be “resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.”
The idea is "steadfast loyalty".
I looked up the synonyms:
Help us Lord to be these things and thank you that when we are not, you are faithful to Your covenant.