Prov. 21:21 Whoever pursues godliness and unfailing love will find life, godliness, and honor.
To pursue is to make a commitment to it. We must commit ourselves to obtaining godliness and unfailing love if we want to find life. Life spoken of here is eternal life; it is life with God. Neither godliness or unfailing love are easy to obtain. We must constantly be striving to obtain them.
Godliness is living life consistent with God’s life. It is being holy in deed and conversation. It is having pure motives in what we do. It is not compromising the integrity of our heart for the sake of convenience, popularity, or acceptance by man.
Unfailing love is not possible unless we are firmly connected to God who is love. It is a heart full of kindness, gentleness and compassion. It is unconditional acceptance of others regardless of where they may be in their lives with the desire to help them become the child of God they need to be. Unfailing love does not flucuate with circumstances. It is something we must intentionally strive to live every day.
The promise of God is that whoever strives to live a godly life full of unfailing love will find life. There is no greater life than one lived connected to God. There is no lasting peace or joy in any other way to live. A life lived connected to God is pleasing to Him and honored by Him. God will never abandon those who are His. He will never listen to Satan’s accusations about them. He will always defend them and pour out His blessings upon their souls.
If you are pursuing any other thing in life, you need to wake up your soul while you can. There is nothing in life worth pursuing other than a heart right with God. Chasing after anything else will pull you away from God. If you persist in pursuing other things rather than God you may get far enough away from Him that you can’t find your way to Him. Pursue godliness and unfailing love and you will find what you are looking for to satisfy your soul.