Proverbs 21:21 - He who pursues righteousness and loyalty finds life, righteousness and honor.
There’s a profound difference between existence and life. The existentialist focuses only on the moment and its experience. But the person with life has rich, wonderful, meaningful being.
The pursuit of righteousness—God’s holy character—brings one into true being rather than mere existence. Such high living transforms one into a character like God’s. Others recognize, admire and honor this rich quality. Such people increasingly are like their Lord, of whom it was said that not even His enemies could find evil to speak against Him.