(Proverbs 28:12 KJV) When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
Does this refer to the national scene or to our personal lives? My first reaction is to society as a whole. I think of times in history when you have had a Hitler or a Ghengis Khan in power. While their cronies party the general population lives in fear and dread.
Do we act as little Attila the Hun’s? How do people react when you are around? Are they free and active or do they shut down? Often we are the last to know because we are not looking.
Don’t get sidetracked by people who tell you it is impossible to live a righteous (6662), upright life. If that were true you would need to throw out numerous sections of the Bible. We find people like this in the church. We also find people in and out of the church who claim there are no wicked (7563) people, just those who are misunderstood. These people also deny scripture.
So? Decide today which kind of influence you are going to be. Live that way.