Paths of Righteousness
Wisdom's Corner
Paths of Righteousness

When David lived there were not many fences built around grain fields like we have today. Sometimes only a narrow path would run between the grain fields and the pastureland. So if one wanted to go from one pasture to another, he would walk along the path that went through the grain field.

When the shepherd took his sheep from one pasture to another, he would lead his sheep along this path. The sheep were not allowed to step into the grain field. The grain field was a forbidden area.

In Psalm 23:3, we read, "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake." Psalm twenty three is a very famous scripture. It was written by David and is written from the sheep's point of view. David considered himself the sheep and God the shepherd.

If we look at verse three with what has been said, we see that we are to follow God down the paths of righteousness. God is leading us to the green pastures that are good for us. The grain is the spiritual food that the world eats. But the pasture grass is the spiritual food that God's sheep eat. We are not to step out of the path into the grain field. We are to stay on the path of righteousness.

Study your Bible. Eat the green grass of the scriptures. Learn how to stay on the right path of life. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you. Until next time, get the wisdom of God.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School