Proverbs 14:19

The evil bow down before the good,
the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

How galling for the wicked! They are wicked precisely because they refuse to bow down before the good. We may be quick to point out that many do not bow down, that they get away with their wickedness; perhaps, but many also do have to bow down. Typically, the good do not end up in jail; quite often, the wicked are brought to justice. For every instance of injustice in the courts, they are many instances of justice carried out.

But for us Christians, the proverb should stir in us such a passage as Philippians 2:10 (at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth). The day will come when all people, both the good and the wicked will bow before the Good Judge as we all stand before the Gates of the Righteous One.

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