(Proverbs 29:2 KJV) When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
I have made frequent reference to the talk of evil. We need to understand that Proverbs also has a big spot for the “righteous” (6662). In fact, more so. A quick search in the NASB has “righteous” 66 times and “evil” 56 time in Proverbs. This is not a scholarly conclusion, just an interesting observation. You would need to make allowance for the different synonyms and figures of speech.
The encouraging point is that just as the evil are with us, so are the righteous. It is one reason that God spares His wrath from modern civilizations. He loves His people and we are the salt that causes Him to stay His hand. Too bad the people around us don’t show their appreciation.
So? Be salt. Think of yourself as the preservative that keeps the rot from taking over. That in itself is quite a calling.