As righteousness tends to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death.
I. ALL ACTIONS HAVE AN IMMEDIATE AND A REMOTE RESULT.
II. IT IS THE FINAL RESULT THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED IN ESTIMATING DIFFERENT COURSES OF CONDUCT.
III. THERE ARE TWO IDEAL TERMINI TO CONDUCT - LIFE AND DEATH. An old proverb says, "We know not who live or die." But we may know towards which issue certain habits are tending.
IV. TENACIOUS RECTITUDE IS THE WAY OF LIFE; BLIND PURSUIT OF THE OBJECTS OF PASSION, THE WAY TO DEATH. - J.
Parallel VersesKJV: As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.