You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11.
The wages of the righteous is life, the income of the wicked, punishment. He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, but he who ignores reproof goes astray. Proverbs 10:16-17.
In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death. Proverbs 12:28.
The path of life leads upward for the wise that he may keep away from Sheol below. Proverbs 15:24.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
I will make known to you the path of life, in My presence is fullness of joy, in My right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11. Have you ever prayed, like David, “Make me know Your ways, O LORD, teach Me your paths! Lead me in Your truth and teach Me, for You are the God of my Salvation (Yeshuah), for you I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:4-5.
I tell you that you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace. Isaiah 55:12. This should give you an idea about following the path of life. In My presence is fullness of joy. But let us look deeper.
David sang that as His good Shepherd I guide him in paths of righteousness for My Name’s sake. Psalm 23:3. And take a look at the book of Proverbs for more clues, but we see this path forming a way to life and you go out to it with joy, are led forth with peace, and it is a path of righteousness. “The wages of the righteous is life, the income of the wicked, punishment. He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, but he who ignores reproof goes astray.” Proverbs 10:16-17. Again we see it is a path of righteousness but now we add that you can only be walking the path of life if you will heed My instruction, that is, be attentive to My Words, for they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh. Let us keep going to pursue this path for I am sure you want to be walking the path of life with Me where there is joy and peace along with truth and righteousness.
In Psalm 85 it is written, “I will hear (shama – hear and obey, so heeding instruction) what God the LORD will say; for He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones; but let them not turn back to folly (kislah, which means a confidence based on stupidity). Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land. Lovingkindness and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth springs from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its produce. Righteousness will go before Him and will make His footsteps our pathway.” Psalm 85:8-13. This tells you so much about walking the path of life. You walk it with Me in another level, though you are on earth and in the world, you can be walking in union with Me accessing heavenly realms (the Kingdom) even now. It is as Jesus did, He was in the world but at the same time He was very much in the Kingdom, hearing from Me directly all the time. He told the crowd I never left Him but was always with Him because He did what pleased Me. He and I were joined in fellowship by My Spirit which had landed on Him and remained at His baptism at the Jordan. Yes, He is fully God and fully Man but when He took flesh and operated in the earth He only operated as a man fully yielded and submitted to Me. That is why He said I was greater than Him, because He had stooped and emptied Himself for a time so that He could raise you up to do the works He did and greater as you, filled with the same Spirit, could access by total submission and yielding the same wonder working resurrection power that fueled and directed all He did. So that you also could participate in Kingdom living on earth. Another realm. “The path of life leads upward for the wise that he may keep away from Sheol below.” Proverbs 15:24.
Jesus told those who heard His Words and wanted more, “Follow Me.” He is the fulfillment of Psalm 85, in fact, He is the fulfillment of every promise and prophecy in the Old Testament. “Surely His salvation (I am telling you hear that My Salvation, My Son Yeshuah is near to all who love Me) is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land (that is the manifestation of the Kingdom and its domain, My goodness, power and presence driving out sin, poverty, illness, disease, and eternal death). Lovingkindness and truth have met together (in Jesus they met in One man). Righteousness and peace have kissed each other (He made you righteous and made peace by the blood of His cross). Truth springs from the earth (the Word became clothed in flesh (earth) in Jesus), and righteousness looks down from heaven (I gave you My own righteousness by imputing your sins to Jesus’ flesh). Indeed, the LORD will give what is good (all good things come from Me), and our land will yield its produce (increase). Righteousness will go before Him and will make His footsteps our pathway.” Psalm 85:8-13. Do you see why He said, “Follow Me,” and I told you to keep your eyes on Jesus? I have made His footsteps the pathway for your feet. My Word is a light to your path and a lamp to your feet. He is your good Shepherd, leading you along righteous paths for My Name’s sake.
Jesus told you, “I AM the WAY, the Truth, and the Life.” John 14:6. He is the path of life. He is the path of wisdom, for all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in Him. He is the path of righteousness, for He is the LORD your righteousness, and He is the path of Truth, for My Word is Truth and that is who He is. Follow His ways, His Words, His Works, and you will be on the path of life. It is the only way to Me for I am Life itself. Study His life and imitate Him, walk in love, and speak the truth in love. Do the works He did and greater the same way He did, by My Spirit in you and on you. As your good Shepherd and great High Priest, if you entrust yourself to Him as His disciple, He will show you the path to life for He has opened for you a new and living way right to My throne of grace. And like Him, you walk that path of life by staying in constant communication with Me, your Father. He is the door into Me but once you cross that threshold you are in fellowship directly with Me. John 16:26-28.
Do not leave the path, let no one pull you off into the cunning, devilish wisdom of the world. I told Joshua to meditate and speak My Word only and not turn off it to the right or the left. There is a way that seems right to a man that ends in death. The adulteress, the fool, the wicked man, the hot-tempered man, will all pull you to the path of death. Don’t go there. “Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put devious speech far from you. Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established. Do not turn to the right nor to the left; turn your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:24-27.
And to stay on the path of life you must deny anxiety and fear to enter, for the minute you put your focus off Jesus and center your focus primarily onto the problem you are living in reaction to the problem rather than in response to Me. Your awareness of Me must be grater than your consciousness of the problem for you to overcome the problem in peace.
To stay on the path of life, which ever ascends upward, you must keep yourself out of fear and anxiety. My servant Paul battled this with all the pressures and trials that came against him and his advice is that of the Holy Spirit, who is the One I pour into your hearts to lead you on the path of life and guide you to all truth. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:6-9. Led forth by peace.
I love you. Walk with Me on the path of life, there is fullness of joy in My presence and the delights at My right hand forever. Set Me continually before you. Be aware of Me by My Spirit in you and you will not be shaken. Psalm16:8-11. I have given you the gift of the Holy Spirit. You have nothing to fear.
These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:25-27.
So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:21-22.