14Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. 17For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. 18But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. 19The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
(Proverbs 4 KJV)
When I was thinking about what to write next,this came to mind while watching “Power” on TV. In my opinion, the program exalts the bad people more than the good and it seem as though the bad guys can do anything and get away with it. In many cases, this may be true because the law is hamstrung in many ways. Everyone, in the USA, have their rights and the rights can be exploited for the evil gains of the bad people. They seem to have so much fun, in real life as well as in the movies and TV, but are they happy?. There, the good people suffer and don’t seem to gain a foot hold in order to better themselves but they seem to be happy.
However, the good sleep well and, eventually, will prosper from that goodness. Verse sixteen says that evil men can not sleep and the question would be why. It is because constant watch must be done in order to maintain the evil doings and to keep others from taking what they have acquired. It is done over and over again in the dark shadows of the street. The hoodlum life. Our young envy the hoodlum life and have, what they call fun, all night long and try to sleep all day long. Seldom coming into the light. However, they can’t sleep because they have to watch for the police. Can’t sleep because they have to watch for their friends trying to take a little or all of what they have. Can’t sleep because someone, maybe a rival gang, may try to kill them to further their own kingdom of crime.
How many bad guys die a peaceful death? How many bad guys really enjoy a peaceful life? How many bad guys really spend their days never worrying about what to do next or what is going to happen next? How many good people are relaxed and enjoy life? How many good people, even without a dime in their pocket, have a smile on their face and never worry about tomorrow? Good people are promised eternal life that is peaceful and glorious, a perfect forever day.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest His deeds should be reproved. 21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that His deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. (John 3 KJV)