(Pro 4:18-19 KJV) But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Good and evil are the contrasting themes of this chapter. In our day of polite discourse and wishy-washy Christians we want to avoid both the demand for holiness and the reality of evil. We have Christians claiming that we cannot live righteous lives and multiple web sites talking about the 613 laws of God that no one can live up to. On the other hand we refuse to call the swelling evil in our society what it is because we don’t want to offend anyone.
This does not please God. In this verse it is clear that the “righteous” (6662) road is one that shows what is ahead. In the next verse Solomon points out that the road of wickedness is shrouded and vague.
So? We need to consciously chose to follow the Highway of Holiness. The markers are clear if you will look for them.