Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor.
Proverbs 21:21 NIV
Have you ever been looking for something and, on the pursuit, found something else you forgot you had? Or start on an errand to be pleasantly disrupted by a friend you haven't seen in a long time? Sometimes in our lives, the things we set out to do leads to other happily unexpected results.
When we seek to live out God's righteousness and love, that's what we expect to find; it is, after all, what we are seeking. However, God blesses us with prosperity and honor in our search. This is not prosperity as in earthly wealth, but the completeness, the soul healing, found in a relationship with him. The honor we gain is not man's honor but to have the status as God's children. We will continue to grow in righteousness. The more we study, pray, and meditate upon God, the more we become like him. Our love for God and others also deepens as we appreciate who he is and his presence in all people.
Father, we are thankful to be called your children. Please help us as we pursue your righteousness and love and help us to recognize your full potential in ourselves. Bless us and make us whole. Fill us with love for you and others. We pray this in Jesus' name. Amen.