Hurray! My lovely niece celebrates her birthday today! As is my custom, I want to bless her with a poem. I pray the blessing reaches you the reader too in Jesus’ name.

(Related: Happy Birthday, Dearest! – Poem)

The Path of the Just

The path of the just keeps shining brighter
The path appointed by their Maker
That path though ever straight and narrow
Will often lead to a great tomorrow

May your feet abide the course
May you win the tempter’s wars
May you find the treasure trove
Positioned by the Father’s love

I pray your life fulfils your purpose
To tell each person what he owes
A debt of love to the One who died
To bring him o’er to the Father’s side

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2018

A very happy birthday to you, my darling! Here’s to better years ahead!

(Related: You Will Always Be Blessed! – Poem)

Scriptural references:

“… the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day” – Proverbs 4:18.

“… strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” – Matthew 7:14.

“Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!” – Psalm 31:19

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” – 1 John 4:4.

“And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel” – Isaiah 45:3.

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” – Jeremiah 1:5.

“… he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God” – 2 Corinthians 5:15, 18, 20.

The scriptures in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.




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  • Gloria Ugwuoke

    Greater tomorrow I pray, Amen.
    Happy Birthday, God’s own????

    • Edith Ohaja

      Amen. Thank you so much, Gloria! May you experience the benefits of being God’s own daily too in Jesus’ name.

      • more of God blessings and grace upon her.
        And my earnest prayer is that she will outstanding and to you, ma, more ideas like that of solomon and grace as you have been a blessing to this our generation


    Happy birthday love, you shall continue to be a shining light to your family and the nation as a whole in JESUS MIGHTY NAME… AMEN, God bless you ma, i miss you really much. God’s grace shall continue to envelope you as you continue to bring joy and laughter to us all.

  • Abugu Samson ifeanyi

    Yes, the Lord is the Maker of life who died for us to live by His grace. I am wishing your niece happy birthday, long life and prosperity.

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    Blessed are the pure in heart…
    You are blessed

  • Anabude oluchi

    And more of God blessings and grace upon her life because God does not forget His chosen ones and to you, ma, more wisdom and grace as you have been a blessing to this generation.

  • Chukwuneke Adaeze jennifer

    Always remain faithful to God..dear happy birthday and you will celebrate more.. Amen

  • Epunam obianuju

    The life of every true Christians faces a lot of difficulty and tough times, because even Christ was persecuted and he didn’t say we would not also be persecuted, rather he said carry your cross and follow me. But the beautiful thing about is that, after the cross comes the crown, but it is rather for those who persevere till the end. Nice write-up ma’am.

  • Ikebudu Juanita Chinenye

    Happy birthday dear,wishing you all the good things in life

  • Kat

    I love that you wrote accompanying scriptures for the poem, they are uplifting and yes, I have been blessed by this poem too. Thank you

  • Oma

    i am really blessed by the poem especially with the scripture that follows suit.
    Happy birthday dear wish u every good thing life can offer.

  • Euphemia Nwele

    Your poems carry a unique flow of scriptural backup and reference, that’s rare. Purpose Is the fulfilment of life, the burning house that we carry around. May you find and fulfill yours darling. God loves you

  • Iroegbu Chinatu Amara

    What a thoughtful way to celebrate someone special. You make writing seem so easy yet it is tasking to many. I guess that’s where talents steps in. Indeed with the Father’s love, no battle can be lost.That is the assurance we have in Christ Jesus.

    • Abah okpe Gabriel

      What an awesome way to celebrate a love one, happy birthday to her, permit me to use your quote in here, “before I formed thee in the belly I know thee…….” God knows who we are and what we gonna become here on earth no doubt about that he is the “Ominiknowest” thank you ma for sharing.

  • Chineme Njoku

    I often tell myself that I was created for a purpose and nothing in the world will cut it short. By the grace of God, I have come this far and by his grace I will attain greater heights

  • Ugwoke ifechukwu melvina

    Happy belated birthday ma, every one has a purpose in live, from the robber on the Street down to the the door man in an organization. We should endeavor to find our purpose in life. Some people find theirs later in life while some find their at an early stage and ma, looks like you found yours on time. Your method of writing still leaves me wanting more.

  • Ugama Gloria Nkechinyere

    Your poem for her is so fulfilling. I think you made her day with it. Happy birthday MA.

  • Dennis Lydia Ekperechukwu

    What a beautiful birthday poem for her. I wish her happy birthday. I pray for long life and prosperity for this very person, Amen.

  • Madueke ugochukwu

    Happy birthday May the Good lord continue to strenghten u to do his works

  • Stephens Chinecherem Grace

    Lovely piece ma! It’s interesting knowing that the inspiration is from the Bible. Your niece is indeed blessed.

  • Abonyi chisom.E.

    Nice poem ma, I pray that God will always guide and protect your niece. i also claim the blessings that comes from the poem.

  • Abonyi chisom.E.

    Nice poem ma! I pray that God will guide and protect your niece. I also claim the Blessings that comes from the poem.

  • Grace Ugwuaneke

    Nice one ma…Wishing her all the good things of life and to myself a share of the blessings.

  • Onyeka Stanley

    A belated birthday to her. Her life is that of faith just like the Bible says, “the just shall live by faith.”

  • Chukwuma Wilfred

    I see declaration and proclamation of God’s blessing while reading this post… This poem is really a blessed one and I pray for more years of God’s abundant love and strength to your niece ma. Nice custom over there, lol…

  • Mirian Ndawe

    Happy belated birthday to the pretty damsel, may the path of light continue to open for her sake.

  • Onoyima jane

    Happy belated birthday to her. May God continue to guide her. May she not fall into the hands of the evil ones or make bad friends. Amen.

  • Henry Ireka

    Happy birthday to your lovely niece. Wishing her the best and God’s fruitfulness and protection, Amen.

  • Onuigbo Esther

    Happy Birthday dear.. Indeed a good prayer is better than a thousand gifts, I pray they manifest in your life.

  • Michael Ebuka Ogidi

    Crown of glory, fruit of labour,bhealth, success, happiness, love, promotion and prosperity are my prayers for you. Happy birthday, dear!

  • Onwuamaeze Ikechukwu John

    Nice poem, personally I say a big “Amen” to those prayers especially the second stanza. God bless your niece and you too Aunty.

  • Eze Nathaniel Izunna

    “The path of the just” the coined name given to the poem, is tremendous and self explanatory. When one is morally justified, things around the person will definitely be in a smooth path.
    The prom is awesome, for it says all the cause of her celebration, many had died and others in perilous situation. But because her path is just, she had a reason to celebrate another turn of a good year. May her path always be just and favorable in Jesus name Amen.
    May the wishes in the second stanza be fruitful in her path now and forever.
    Happy nativity anniversary day in arrears.

  • Okonkwo Goodness Chiamaka

    The path of the just is straight. Favour,happiness,joy,wisdom in all ramifications shall be your portion throughout your lifetime in Jesus name Amen. You shall be outstanding amongst your peers. Your path is made straight. Happy Belated birthday dear

  • Ijoma Chisom Jessica

    I was searching for that scripture a day before yesterday… Thank God, thanks to this lovely post I now know it… Prov. 4 vs 18!!
    I know we are no longer in her birthday month but all the same… I pray that there shall be a fulfillment of these scriptures over her life . In Jesus name.. Amen!!

  • Chioma P

    The lord lightens the path of the just. He exposes the secret of darkness to them, the treasure of the wicked is theirs. He upholds them.

  • Maduabuchi christiana chinechetam

    I pray that God will give you more wisdom and understanding,
    Thank you for this wonderful post.

  • In some months time, you’ll be celebrating another birthday, God’s blessings will never cease to depart from you dear…. Happy birthday in arrears and in advance.. God’s special blessings

  • Ugwuanyi Maryann

    Happy belated birthday to your niece. As you have blessed us, may the good Lord bless you abundantly too. And may he also bless you with wisdom to write more of your inspiring posts.

  • Dike Gerald

    I really owe a debt of love to the one who died. Showing him love while we live identifies the path of the just which finally will take us to the Father’s side. I really like your poems of encouragement.

  • Chidinma Obasi

    It is wonderful and glorious when we enjoy the love of our father, he who first loved us even when we were yet sinners. Dearie you are a blessing to your generation. God’s grace to you.

  • Oluchi Opara Dorathy

    We should faithful in all our dealings, both with God and men in order to posses all the blessings God had promised us. Those blessings come with conditions we must yield to. I urge us to walk in close fellowship with God and trust the process…… Happiest Birthday dear, we love you.

  • Oluchi Opara Dorathy

    We should be faithful in all our dealings, both with God and men in order to possess all the blessings God had promised us. Those blessings come with conditions we must yield to. I urge us to walk in close relationship with God and trust the process. Happiest birthday dear, we love you.

  • Emmanuel Steve Sunny

    Happy Birthday to your niece. Such a lovely poem to accompany the occasion… And like the prayer said, “May the Lord help us to win the tempter’s wat***** and find the treasure trove”.

  • Favour Nnaemeka

    The path of the just is guided by the Father himself and their strides will never go astray. Happy belated birthday to her.

  • Abasiofon

    Amen to all your prayers for her. Happy birthday God’s own. Grow in his wisdom and be blessed. Thanks Aunt Edith for the wonderful prayer…the sky is your starting point

  • Olawole Ebenezer

    May our paths continue to shine brighter in jesus name. We pray for grace.

  • Okorie Adaora N.

    Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” – 1 John 4:4.Thank you ma for this poem I claim all prayers for your niece and everyone.The path of the just is as the shining light.. I pray that as we all follow the path of the just, our lights shall never turn dark. Amen

  • Ezeh John Onyekachi

    Blessed are the pure in heart for the shall see God.
    Blessed are the peace makers for they will be called children of God. It’s extremely rewarding to toe the path of righteousness.

  • Ayigbo Chineme Edna

    I am glad that although this poem was for your niece, it touched me your reader just like you prayed.

  • Nnabuihe Victoria

    The lord is the auto and finisher of our life, Happy birthday and many more happy years ahead.

  • Ugwu Ogochukwu A

    You shall live to see the manifestation of God’s will and to testify his goodness everyday in your life. Happy birthday dear

  • Ozukwe mirian chisom

    Happy birthday to your niece ma, such a lovely poem to accompany such an event. May our path continue to shine brighter IJN.


    Happy birthday dear,you shakk be called wonderful for your future is bright.God has great things installed on your behalf.his mighty eyes,omnipresent,omnipotentency shall take charge over shall flourish in all your endeavors.

  • Agwu Tochukwu Frank

    The path of the just is always the way of the Lord. The way of the Lord is prosperity, excellence, righteousness etc. May the Almighty God continue to guide your path in Jesus name. Happy belated birthday to you.

  • Richards Orighomisan

    Happy belated birthday dear, keep on shining and keep your paths on the lane of the ‘just’ .


    Happy birthday, girl! Your path has been set by our Creator to do exploits. So go and live your dreams and dine with queens.


    The just live by faith and I know you are an epitome and embodiment of God peace and grace that why you walk in a righteous path.may your virtuous way take you far.grow and tell the world about Jesus like your aunty.

  • Jennifer chisom

    Happy birthday to her.may God continue to bless and protect you

  • Okoye Emmanuel

    Happy birthday to you dear, may God uplift you and make you shine, You shall live long and prosper in good health.

  • Okereke victoria chigemezu

    A very nice poem.

  • Akuma Creeda

    An amazing poem, I wish Aunty Edith was my Aunt😊

  • Gbatalibe uchenna Mildred

    The just are always blessed and uplifted by God , you are blessed.

  • Mba Immaculata sopuruchukwu

    May God continue to bestow His blessings and grace upon her life, for He never forgets those He has chosen. And to you, dear ma’am, may you receive even more wisdom and grace, as you have been a true blessing to this current generation.

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