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Q. "The wicked flee when no one pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion." Prov 28:7 There is a lot of truth in this statement isn't there? Doesn't the way of Righteousness, Honor, Integrity and Goodness tend to chase away Fear and lack of confidence? When you really become serious, earnest and enthusiastic in pursuing the high way of Righteousness, Goodness, etc. don't fears, lack of confidence, insecurity, and other such things start fading away? Why is this? A. They start fading away because your whole perspective and outlook on life changes dramatically when you switch from the low road to the high road. Your priorities change. What once seemed important no longer seems important. Your values are different. As you renounce various kinds of sin and pursue Righteousness, as you find yourself taking your own independent path apart from that of the world, you come gradually to a fuller and fuller appreciation that your path is the right path; and you come to a fuller and fuller appreciation of how wrong and foolish the path that the world is taking is. You become confident. You become used to walking alone and the fact that everyone disagrees with you, that the whole world (from your friends to all the world's authorities and experts) disagree with you, doesn't bother you at all. You dance to a different drummer. And you know your drummer is the right one. It took a lot of courage when you first started but now the going is easy. You are what you are, you are serious about serious things (God's things), you are concerned with the approval of God only, and you just let the "cookies crumble as they will" (if people don't like you for what you are, if they don't like it because you don't go along with off- color humor, etc. that is their problem, not yours). You are different and you know that is exactly what God wants you to be. There are but few of you but you know you are the "lights of the world", the "salt of the earth". Q. If the above is true isn't "going God's way" the solution for the emotional problems that so many people have? Isn't it the "way out" for them? A. I believe it is. Nov 1977 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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