In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
Walking along in the wooded area, I chose to follow the pathways through the trees and thick brush. Although I had seen snakes, large birds, and alligators in the area before, I felt comfortable as long as I was staying on the way marked before me.
Had I decided to go foraging through the mass of trees and bushes, away from the path, I would have been faced with any number of possible dangers.
God has given us a path to follow in life. If we choose to stay on the way He has provided, we will experience life. Now, and for eternity.