Path of Righteousness
Forget about being a hypocrite, God knows, that is what matters. A righteous path begins with truth and motion. We are doing the following on this holy path of righteousness, or we have stopped moving. If Jesus is our Shepherd, I believe we are all doing our best to follow, although we have all stopped a time or two resisting truth. Grace. What else can I say? We would still be on the path, just not moving. Eventually, we realize doing our best is not enough. God is needed to change us. And He does when we keep following.
“Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice, pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discover what the will of God is, that which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2)
If we are following, each day we will see the right way, it’s up to us to keep moving. God is love, always encouraging us to keep going. He wants to show us His will, “which is good and pleasing and perfect.” A perfectly good reason to follow.