February 25th, 2010
Proverbs 12:3 says, “A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted”.
This verse tells us that we need build our lives on righteousness or living right before God. It says we cannot truly establish a good life if we are doing it the wrong way.
Some people think that the means justify the ends. They will do anything to achieve their goals or to make money. They will sell drugs, steal, murder or rule with fear to get what they want.
Solomon (the one who wrote most of the Proverbs) tells us that their lives will not be established through their wickedness. In the end they will be found out and they will not stand on the day of judgement.
Alternately, we see that someone who builds their lives on righteousness or right living cannot be uprooted. When the storms of pressures of life come their way, they are able to stand and are not crushed.
Let’s all purpose in our hearts today to build our lives on righteousness. Let’s all decide to follow God and keep His commands (Ecclesiastes 12:13) and build lives that cannot be uprooted.