You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.
(Taken with Proverbs 14:12.) There is such a thing in this dying world as a "path of life." This is represented as leading into fellowship with Him, in whose presence there is fulness of joy. "At Thy right hand," and thither the path leads, "there are pleasures for evermore." There are two distinct and contrasted ways or lines of life. The one is called "the way of life," the other is "the way that seemeth right unto a man." Set the two ways before you, and ask a deliberate choice. The first thing in journeying is to know where you are going. The one is the way of life, because it is a way which can only be traversed by those who live in the full sense of the word. The highest faculty of our nature is that spiritual capacity which enables us to hold communion with God. And also because it is the way in which alone life can be sustained. And further, because it leads to life. Look at the other way. It "seemeth right unto a man." Only "seemeth." But it is not what it seems. It is very popular. Everybody takes it. That does not make its character good, or its end desirable.
(W. Hay Aitken, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.