(Proverbs 11:4 KJV) Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
As I read through the chapter today I saw a couple of ideas tied together several times. This verse shows them the first as we find that “righteousness” (6666) “delivers” (5337) us. Here it is the righteousness doing the delivering. Other places the deliverance takes place because of our righteousness. However you want to put it, God keeps an eye on His people and intervenes in their lives.
The intervention takes place on His schedule, not ours. We may still need to walk through the “valley of the shadow of death”. We may still see persecution. We may be martyred. There are a lot of possibilities but at least one definite. We will be delivered.
So? As the song says, “Trust and obey.” Trust the Pilot to get the aircraft to the airport. Live upright lives. It is a formula that works.