(Proverbs 18:5 KJV) It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
We sometimes feel like things are worse now than in the past. Some wise person once said that we should remember that the “good old days” were not that good. I am at the beginning of a new school year. We look back and compare. Some comparisons are accurate, others are whistling in the dark.
Have you noticed a tendency in our modern society to “thrust aside” (5186) the “righteous” (6662). Godly people are mocked in our society. It can be as simple as calling people “prudes” as derision when that should be a complement. It could be as damaging as arresting parents for trying to home school their children. We tend to think this is something new. If it is so new, why is Solomon warning against it. It is interesting that this tendency is a cultural norm not just the result of our present age.
So? The principles and standards of the Bible are time tested. They apply today as well as they did then. We may have instant text messaging instead of smoke signals but the condition of the heart is still the same. Apply the eternal.