Real, eternal wisdom is all about knowing Me. There is not only wisdom but also great pleasure to be found in heart-knowledge of Me. This pleasure far surpasses anything the world has to offer. Moreover, those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens. So you will be wonderfully rewarded for your wise practice of enjoying My Presence—an incredible privilege in itself. The perceptive ones in My kingdom are those who have true understanding of Me that is grounded in My Word. The more you absorb Scripture—allowing it to penetrate your heart, mind, and spirit—the better you can know Me. All those who know Me as Savior will shine in heaven forever. Let this sparkling promise fill you with bright hope.
Another awesome privilege I offer you is to lead many to righteousness. Your life and your words can influence others for righteousness in various ways: If anyone among you wanders from the truth, I can use you to help that straying one turn from the error of his way. Also, as you seek to live near Me, enjoying My Presence, your light shines before men—helping them find Me. Influencing others for righteousness increases your ability to shine like the stars for ever and ever. Thus, living close to Me not only blesses you now but also enlarges your capacity to reflect My Glory through all eternity!
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
~ Daniel 12:3
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
~ Psalm 119:105
Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
~ James 5:19–20 [NKJV]
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
~ Matthew 5:16