It Goes Well With the Righteous  by: Steven Kirkham

"Say to the righteous that it will go well with them,
for they will eat the fruit of their actions.
Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him,
for what he deserves will be done to him." Isaiah 3:10-11

Sometimes it seems that we miss out on much of the "fun" going on around us. Living according to Torah and walking closely in Messiah's footsteps may seem limiting in some instances. And limiting it is! Gloriously so.

Consider what you experience by observing the Sabbath. You fellowship with others whose lives are ordered, considerate, not shipwrecked and working togehter for the good of the world. You avoid constantly running, having no time to reflect on what has happened in the world and having no time to talk with family and friends. Even more so, time with God and His Word is redeemed and available.

Apply a similar evaluation to the observance of other commandments, and it does not take long to see why it "goes well with the righteous." God's Word and His ways place us on a more solid foundation. It "goes badly with the wicked," because foundational truths and right ways of living are not payed the proper amount of attention and important aspects of a successful life are left unattended. It is no stretch to say that something so important as life and family and a close walk with God are neither things to be taken lightly nor are they things to neglect.

Life is precious. Family is precious. God is more precious than all. Stop assuming too much. Reference the Book and walk accordingly. Things will go better that way.

SK