Proverbs 12:28 “In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.”
Throughout the Scriptures, our lives are often compared to a journey and our direction in life is often referred to as our “path” or “pathway.” In Psalm 16:11 we read, “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” From these verses and many others, we quickly learn that in life there is a “right” path to walk upon and a “wrong” path to be avoided. Therefore, it it is imperative that we develop the ability to properly discern between the two; for the path that we chose to travel upon in life will ultimately determine the destination at which we arrive.
In Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus admonishes us to, “Enter… in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Here the Lord vividly illustrates that the majority of mankind is traveling the “broad” road which leads them ever closer to “destruction” in their Christ-rejecting and sin-cursed state (Romans 6:23, James 1:15); but there is also a “narrow” way which leads its travelers to “life” everlasting. Although there are “few that find it...” (Matthew 7:14), the “way of life” is both available and accessible to all who will come and willingly accept Jesus Christ as their Savior! Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear Christian friend, when you and I answered Christ’s invitation of life and called upon Him in faith for Salvation, we were pulled by God's great mercy from off of the broad, sinful road which leads to destruction and Hell; and we were placed on the narrow road which leads to life everlasting with our Lord and our Savior, Jesus Christ!
Thanks to the mercy, love, and grace of our great Redeemer, we are now able to walk with assurance in the “way of righteousness” and in the “pathway of life” where, for all eternity, there is “no death.”