The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

Proverbs 21:12

This is a good verse for us to consider from time to time.  It is easy to look around at the wicked people in the world and see their “success.”  Movie stars, music stars, and athletes often fall into the category of “wicked.”  We see them living lives of wickedness, and it is easy, even for a Christian, to start to get a little jealous.  We can see their money, and their parties, and their fame.  Seeing those things might cause us to want them for ourselves.

But then we remember this verse (and others like it).  “God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.”  We are then able to look at the end of their wickedness.  We often see the fame side of celebrities lives, but we forget to look at their suicides, drug problems, and completely broken lives.  If we have lived long enough, we have seen God overthrow the wicked.  We have seen people go down the road to wickedness and pay dearly for it.  We have seen God’s judgment on the lives of the wicked.

That is the reason the Bible tells us to consider the house of the wicked.  We need to think about these things from time to time.  We need to think about which direction we are going.  We need to think about the destinations that our directions are taking us.

The next time we find ourselves envious of the wicked man, we should remember this verse.  The wise man is always thinking and considering things.  This is one important thing to consider.

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