“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” – Proverbs 28:1 (KJV)

Making the right choice is the key to making life meaningful. There are two choices in the opening scripture: the wicked and the righteous.

The wicked are people who have made the choice to oppose God and anything that is godly. In other words, they have allowed evil to take residence in them to do its bidding.

The righteous, on the other hand, are people who have made the choice to accept Jesus Christ as the Lord and personal Savior of their lives and have devoted their lives to serving and pleasing Him in all godliness (John 1:12).

Beloved, will you choose to be wicked or righteous? The consequences of being wicked and the reward for being righteous should guide you in making the right choice. The consequence of being wicked is fleeing in the absence of no one, meaning that the wicked always feel an impending punishment, but instead of repenting, he keeps running away.

The righteous, on the other hand, have nothing to fear because God is with them; therefore, they are as bold as the lion. Remember that we are the lion of the tribe of Judah in Christ because as He is, so are we in this work (1 John 4:17).

Beloved, some think by merely doing good, like being charitable, this is tantamount to being righteous, so they claim they love God but reject Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is one with God, so no one can love God without Jesus Christ.

Cornelius, the centurion, had to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal Savior before he was recognized as righteous in this dispensation of grace (Acts 10:1–48). Let us choose Jesus Christ and be declared righteous. Hallelujah! God bless you!

Prayer Point: Dear heavenly Father, thank you for teaching me to make the right choice from your Word. I choose Jesus Christ today for me to be declared righteous. Please lead and guide me to continually remain in your Word. Amen!