Here are some of the joys we receive in this walk.
The person who walks with God declares to the world whose company he loves most. His fellowship with the Father brings glory to the Father. He, like Enoch, will be “commended as having pleased God” (Hebrews 11:5).
Peter insists that the good works we do will “silence the ignorance of foolish people” (1 Peter 2:15). Religious hypocrisy makes a mockery of the gospel, but holy living makes the gospel shine bright. It is a joy when the only charge an unbeliever can bring against a Christian is his holiness.
Walking with God is a pleasant way to live. Solomon says of wisdom that, “her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace” (Proverbs 3:17).
- Tim Challies