Today’s scripture is Proverbs 21:21 “He that followeth after righteousness and mercy, findeth life, righteousness and honour.”
When you follow after something more often that not they become your idol and you idolize the journey to get there. You can idolize wealth, relationships/marriage, upholding a particular image, physical attributes, material assets, ideas construed.
And I mean anything can be an idol if we follow after it and desire it with more than we ought. The word instructs us today to follow after righteous and mercy, we will then find a life of abundance. What we follow after is what we tend to worship. Use wisdom and seek to follow after a righteous, honourable, humble life and watch God provide.
Dear Heavenly Father, give me a heart that longs for your will rather than my own. May I seek after righteousness and things that concern your heart’s desires rather than the idols that take up space in mine. Open my eyes to those idols that may consume my thoughts more than they ought to. And bring me back to a place of repositioning myself to honour you with each decision in Jesus’s name I pray, amen and amen.