What does it take to live? Am I living simply because I have breath in my body? Of course, not. I am more than that. Does it mean that my living must be entangled with yours? Does the son bear the guilt of the father? Does the father bear quilt of the son? Is living determined by the number of years? Of course, not. Living is determined by my walking in faith.
Psalms 1: 1-3 says, Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
This is not so for the ungodly.
Laugh, scorn, if you want; but he who seeks to live his life in the way of the Lord will prosper in life and have eternal life. This is a promise of God.
Life is filled with ups and downs, and challenges and successes; but he who puts his trust in God, will not be disappointed. His soul will live, it will prosper in the things of God. It is not so for the ungodly. Psalm 1:4-6 says,
They are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
So you see, My righteousness is my righteousness. My unrighteousness is my unrighteousness. I desire a clean heart that produces good fruits of the spirit that I may live. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life, John 3:16.
UHH! What does the Lord say? “Do I have pleasure at all that the wicked should die?, and not that he should turn from his ways and live?” (Ezekiel 18:23). For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies, says the Lord God, “Therefore turn and live!” (Ezekiel 18:32).