Walking with God is an exhilarating walk as it elates, animates and thrills the soul. To think we mere mortals can walk in the Light of the Lamb in His Wisdom, Righteousness and Goodness of Heart. Simply amazing.
When we walk in the Wisdom, Righteousness and Goodness of Heart, we walk with the keen insight into the Nature of the Divine. When we walk in the Righteousness of God, we walk in His right ways and His order. These keen insights, right ways and Divine order, all flow from the Goodness of our Father’s Heart.
When we walk in the Wisdom, Righteousness and Goodness of Heart, we walk in Love, Mercy, Peace, and Kindness, as the ripe fruit of the Holy Spirit springs forth from our inner being. We walk in the way of holiness and live by the regimen and discipline of the Master’s Lordship. This abounding Goodness of the Father flows from the Throne of the Lamb.
Wisdom (Gr. Sofia), insight into the nature of things
Righteousness (Gr. Dikaiosune), equitable, innocent, holy, just, meet and right
Goodness (Gr. Agathosune), virtue, beneficence, wellness
We would all do well to listen to the Words of Wisdom written by Solomon, son of David:
HEAR, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight;
For I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching.
When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,
He taught me, and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words, keep my commandments, and live;
Do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth, Get wisdom; get insight.
Do not forsake Sofia, and she will keep you; love Sofia, and she will guard you.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom and with all your getting get understanding.
Exalt her, and she shall promote you; she shall bring you honor, when you embrace her.
She shall give to your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to you.
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of your life shall be many.
I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in paths of righteousness.
When you go, your steps will not be straitened; and when you run, you shall not stumble.
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.” (Proverbs 4:1-13) RSV
King David, the Psalmist, the Beloved, wrote the beautiful 23rd Psalm, from which we get that well loved line: He leads me in the paths of Righteousness for His Name’s sake (Psalm 23:3b).
Our loving Father, our Shepherd, leads us out from the fold and into the fields by the Goodness of His Heart. He is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11) and out from the Goodness of His loving Heart He makes His true Nature known. When our eyes are opened, we see Him, we know Him, and we embrace Him by the keen insight of Wisdom; we know Him as we walk with Him in the path of His Righteousness, His Holiness, and His Redeeming Love.
Wisdom, Righteousness and Goodness of Heart. O, the wonder of it all.