But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. ~Proverbs 4:18
I find this verse paints such a beautiful picture in my mind. We've had a few rainy days (including an AMAZING hail storm) here which has been welcome & refreshing in this dry little desert valley. But there is nothing to bring up my spirits like a bright sunny day. Was feeling a little down in the dumps these past few days here at work, but maybe part of it had to do with the rainy weather we were having. This afternoon, the sun is shining, its FRIDAY and I'm looking forward to the weekend of sunshine. Yes, bright sun definitely makes me happy. I suppose I have chosen a great place to live if that's what I need.
So I think of this verse "the path of the just". How is it like the shining sun? Well, in my case, I can say if we are to follow the path of the just, we should be spreading joy like sunshine. And the closer we get to the Lord's return, which, if you follow my blog, you'll know that I believe it to be soon, the closer it comes, the BRIGHTER we should be shining. Sharing the gospel (I admit, I'm not very good at it) but spreading joy that Christianity is a joyful thing, not a strict rule-dominated boring legalistic thing. Joy! Happiness! Like the sun! Getting only brighter and not dimmer.
Its a good reminder to me especially this week of being melancholy. I find myself very frustrated with my job so there is no sunshine emitting from me! Suddenly, I'm getting a good dose of spiritual Vitamin D when the sun comes back out & I find my attitude has improved. Time to get back on the path!