(Pro 21:21 KJV) He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
We are to live upright and holy lives. This points out that “righteousness” (6666) does not exist in a vacuum nor stand alone. Here it points out that in addition there is “life” (2416 in KJV and 2425b in NASB) and “honor” (3519b).
I believe that living God’s way is the only way to know everything that this physical world has to offer. Righteousness drives away depressions and despondency. It liberates our minds so that we can see all the beauty and opportunity around us. It gives us a perspective of trust that allows us to anticipate tomorrow.
So? We don’t just believe it, we live it. Sure we wonder what is going to happen with the economy and have concerns about rogue states having nuclear weapons but that is tempered with a life invested in the eternal not just glued to the temporary.