(Proverbs 24:8 KJV) He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
How often do we hear our pagan culture praise the “mischievous person” (schemer NASB) (1167/4209). We are currently being inundated with a series of “leaks” from unnamed sources in the administration. Are they real or made up? If they are real then the leaker is the schemer. If they are false, then the reporter gets the credit. Notice the marginal reading of the NASB, “deviser of evil”. It isn’t a leak. It isn’t a slick business deal. It isn’t aggressive driving. It isn’t creative accounting. It is devising evil.
As believers we need to understand we serve a God of truth and holiness. Being full of schemes or mischief is not the intent of God. We need to understand that people like that exist. We need to reject it for our lives and, as far as possible, for our associations.
So? Walk in righteousness. It is not an option but it is a choice.