Now we are deep in to the one-liners. What are some indicators of a righteous person?
- Care for animals
These attributes are deeply intertwined, as though they are ripple effects of each other.
It all starts with humility. Will I lay aside my sinful itches to live by my own advice and do whatever most benefits me? It is the nature of mankind to want to judge for ourselves and be self preserving.
I notice, however, the acts of the righteous greatly profit both them and those around them. There is a overflowing goodness, which comes from humbly living as God intended. It spreads out to benefit all surrounding (including animals!). Now imagine if we all lived this way! Wouldn’t that be heaven??
Sin seems to be forever linked to short sightedness. Having the patience to do something God’s way will be what deeply satisfies, not only you, but those around you as well.
“By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.” (11:11)