“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.” There is little doubt about who Solomon had in mind when he wrote these words: Evil men are those who are committed to doing evil things. When we examine the lives of “evil men” we find evidence of evil thoughts, evil deeds and evil friends. Their lives are so centered on acts of evil that they have lost their understanding of justice. Their lives are so corrupt, so devious and so unjust that they cannot see or even recognize “right from wrong.”
On the other hand, those who “seek the Lord” are fully capable of making the right choice when facing a difficult decision. From his own experience as a leader and from following the advice of his father, King David, Solomon learned that if anyone has a commitment to do what God will honor, God will grant that request. When our thoughts are God’s thoughts, choices become clear.
Prayer: Empower us, Father, with the strength and courage that comes from Your Word, to do what is right. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Proverbs 28:5 Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.