(Proverbs 11:10 KJV) When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
What does it mean when things go “well” (2898)? This is the only place that the Hebrew word is used in Proverbs. In Psalms it seems to refer to a quality of God. A question that comes to my mind is whether the city knows why it is rejoicing. Somehow I don’t see people getting excited when their righteous neighbors have a good day. What I do see is that people are happier when God’s blessing is on the political unit they are a part of.
God seems to bless nations and groups for a period of time. I wonder if this would apply to denominations and local churches. God’s people are called salt and light. Often we have the results of light without thinking about it. When I get up at night and walk around the house without turning on the lights I can often see well enough to stumble over nothing. It is because of all the little “on” lights on electronics and the general light pollution that seeps through the windows.
So? Light your candle and keep it lit. Not only are you using it to keep yourself from stumbling but you are one of those positive influences that your neighbor isn’t even aware of.