(Pro 12:6 KJV) The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
This could be taken as a reminder and a warning. We are reminded that there are “wicked” (7563) people in the world. Too many don’t want to admit that or qualify it by claiming they don’t know what they are doing. Rubbish. They know exactly what they are doing. One of the great joys they have is dragging down the “upright” (3477).
They can drag the righteous down by lies and gossip. Even more effective is the way in which they can lull us into complacency and entice us with temptations.
So? Be aware. Be informed. Be righteous. It doesn’t just happen but it can happen.