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The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish (Proverbs 14:11, NKJV). The house of the wicked is destroyed on two levels. First, the Scriptures are clear that one’s sins will be found out (Numbers 32:23). Second, the house of the wicked is destroyed because the moral compass one lives by can’t hold its own weight; it will surely come crashing down. As the house of the wicked is, so on two levels the “tent of the upright” flourishes. First, in the immediate, those who live by the righteous standard of the Lord can’t do anything but benefit one’s neighbor. Doubt this? Consider what loves does: it will always seek that which is beneficial to the other (Phil. 2:3-4). Second, the Lord rewards those who love and obey Him. Now that is flourishing!

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