I want to gain the Lord God’s attention in a good way. I want God to love me as a good father loves their favorite child. This proverb tells me how. First, since he loves those who pursue righteousness I will pursue righteousness. Second, since he detests the way of the wicked I will avoid the way of the wicked. Third, I will gain an understanding and knowledge of what he considers righteous pursuit and what he considers the way of wickedness.
Paul’s first letter to Timothy says, “But you, man of God… pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.” (1 Timothy 6:11) Righteousness goes with godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Jesus taught about these. Studying his teachings with a Bible Daily Bread Devotional, with Free Bible Study Help, during a weekly worship service at a Bible teaching church, and while meeting with other Christians will help me keep my eyes fixed on the pursuit of God’s righteousness.