(Proverbs 13:21 KJV) Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
My wife is watching a lot of videos that say something called a “reset” is coming. It is a time of doom and gloom that sounds a lot like what we used to call depression and recession. I wonder how much we should worry even if it happens. That is double true when I read verses like this, and there are a number of them. When hard times hit the “righteous” (6662) are supposed to come out still afloat.
I believe that is true because being righteous does not just mean following the Ten Commandments. It also involves the principles that are set out in Proverbs about staying out of debt, not co-signing, working hard and I guess using a little common sense. During the last housing bubble boom a lot of people lost their houses. I am sure there are exceptions but my understanding is that most of the people who lost a house were living in houses that they should not have bought in the first place. They were speculating and living above their means. I remember when it hit and we didn’t even feel the air stirring.
So? Can hard times effect us? Yes. Will hard times destroy us? Not is we are living in a righteous manner. That is how I read this.