(Proverbs 14:22 KJV) Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
At what point do we recognize that we “err” (gone astray NASB) (8562)? I think it is an important question. Think of people in the Bible who went astray. You would have quite a list if you listed all of David’s failings. Peter was known for getting carried away down the wrong path. I John 1:9 is written based on the assumption that people will get off track.
How do we respond? The righteous will see their sin and repent. The evil will continue down the path. Notice that the straying comes because the person is evil.
So? Did you mess up already today? Is it because you are choosing to be evil or because you got off the track you want to be on. Repent or keep sliding. Different people will make different choices.