But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. Proverbs 4:18
It took some time and prayer mulling over what this verse means. It was my memory verse for the week and I kept rehearsing it over and over but like an egg on Teflon it just slid right out – I wasn’t retaining it. Without understanding the meaning it doesn’t stick and, frankly, what’s the point in memorizing Scripture if it is only an exercise of the brain and not the heart?
So there I sat with my Scripture card in my hand repeating it over and over – then I stopped and asked the Lord to give me clarity as to what it means. Then I realized it is a beautiful word picture of sanctification in the life of God’s redeemed ones. The process of growth in the life of a born-again child of God is progressive, not without bumps, hurdles and even stall-outs, but progressive none-the-less. God is in the process of making us like His Son. John the Baptist said, “He must increase, but I must decrease”John 3:30.
Sanctification is the process in which I become more like Jesus and less like Diane, dying to self and living to God. One day – we will be like Him, when we see Him face to face. But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. Proverbs 4:18
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John over 28 years. She has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren and 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all. She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.