Proverbs 4: King James Bible
The Perfect Day – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter four, Verses 18-19
18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses
Keeping in line with the theme of “paths” being used up to this point, here we see two different paths going in two different directions. Those are referred to as the “path of the just,” ad the “way of the wicked.”
The Lord tells us over and over again, to stick on the path that he has established before us. Since he has set apart that path from all others, by definition, your particular path has been sanctified by the Lord.
If the Lord saw fit to go over the benefits of staying on the right track, and warns about the pitfalls and dangers of wandering on to the wrong track, there must be a great reason for it. Anyone who has honestly assessed themselves have more than likely ascertained, that the wrong track often disguises itself.
The more I dwell on this subject, the more thankful I am that the Father cut hundreds of years off of our lifespan. Allot can happen in hundreds of years. Think of the opportunity you’d have to remove yourself from the path that the Lord has established in around 900 years.
Our time here is extraordinarily short, and I believe that if our years were not shortened, we’d not see life as something precious, nor would we consider the Lord as we do today. Why? Because our appointment with him doesn’t seem to make as much of an impact if you’re around 40 years old, and have another several hundred years to go before having to face the Lord.
So here we are, with a lifespan cap of 120 years per Genesis. Which brings us to the question, what is the perfect day that this piece of scripture is talking about?
I believe, that this is a piece of scripture that might be categorized as the day of Christ’s return. However, I don’t think that’s the case.
Rather, considering that the phrase “the perfect day” is being used in the same sentence as the path of the just, it brings to my remembrance the following scripture:
Jeremiah 29: King James Bible
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
To me anyways, that expected end IS the perfect day for the just. Those who have reached the end of their path, and have run the race; justified and sanctified in Christ Jesus the Lord. That my friends, will be our own individual perfect day!
Related New Testament Scripture
1 Corinthians 9: King James Bible
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
Luke 1: King James Bible
77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, 78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us, 79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Prayer – The Perfect Day
You are worthy of all praise and thanks for all that you’ve done, and all that you continue to do. Please allow for us to notice the path you’ve placed us on become brighter and brighter, until that perfect day, where we will be face to face with you, receiving what we’ve longed for since our salvation through your Son Christ Jesus the Lord. And it’s in the name of Christ Jesus we pray.
Do you have a different take on the perfect day?
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