A Word To The Wise

He who earnestly seeks good finds favor, But trouble will come to him who seeks evil (Proverbs 11:27, NKJV). The word “evil” does not need to be understood in its worst case. The word “evil” in this setting is when one considers the Lord’s will, sets it to the side, and pursues one’s own course. In the 14th chapter we are told that there is a way that seems right to man, but ends up in his spiritual death (cf. 14:12). The “good” that one seeks may be variously identified, but the “good” that is transcendent of man is that which starts with God, and there is no greater place to start. RT