“With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous. The whole city celebrates when the godly succeed; they shout for joy when the wicked die.” Proverbs 11:9-10
“With their words the godless destroy . . .” What a sad commentary!
Words are strong! They always give away the attitude of the heart . Luke 6:45 says, “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” Words create or destroy. They build up of tear down. Remember, God created the universe with a word! So the godless destroy their friends while by default, the godly build their freinds! Many of us have been damaged by what someone in a position of influence has SAID to you and some of us have literally been destroyed by the careless comment of freind! Don’t damage your friends nor you friendships –choose your words WISELY! OOOH! There’s godly and wise used as synonyms or near synonyms AGAIN! So, by default, UNGODLY would be synaptic with FOOLISH!
Thank God for “BUT”! “But knowledge will rescue the righteous.” So, to the contrary, your knowledge of the truth, NOT THE DESTRUCTIVE WORD OF A FRIEND OR EVEN ENEMY! KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH will RESCUE the righteous!
Why? Because, EVERYONE–THE WHOLE CITY celebrates–parties as the godly succeed! KNOWLEGE OF THAT TRUTH SPAWNS SUCH SUCCESS! To the contrary, they (everyone) celebrates when the wicked find their finish!
Godly people, on some level and in light of eternity are GUARANTEED SUCCESS! Wicked people likewise are GUARANTEED FAILURE!
Which are you?
Think about it!