If the previous chapter’s inducements weren’t enough – now here’s Dad saying the same thing.
This time, the offer is long life and overcoming obstacles.
But there are some other important provisos – you must not let yourself be distracted from what is truly important.
Verse 18 is interesting – But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light, that shines more and more until the perfect day.
It demonstrates a clear progression. You take yur first steps by faith, towards the light in the distance. As you progress, you begin to notice more of your surroundings, odd shapes begin to make sense as you can pick out details and work out where you are, where you have come from and most importantly here you are going. If you don’t see this progression, stop and ask yourself – where is the true light?