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People that simply use common sense usually stay out trouble. There is a level of practicality of just doing the right thing.  You sleep better, you never have to look over your shoulder and you don’t have to remember stories to cover their tracks.  It is considered by some to be boring, but—Boring beats being in trouble every time.

People with wicked hearts, often think themselves the smartest person in the room.  They thrive on living on the edge and find it intriguing to see if they can put things past others.  That so called brilliance is always their undoing.  You see, what they gain from the adrenaline, they lose in trust and respect. No relationships are real, no friends are solid.  Their desire to please themselves destroys any hope of a life of peace. In the end, they are alone and untrusting—in their selfish way, they outsmart themselves into thinking everyone else is working an angle.  They die with the insecurity of wondering who will outsmart them—when all the time that person faces them each morning when they look into the mirror.

God Bless You

The wicked flee though no one pursues,     but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,     but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.

A ruler who oppresses the poor     is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.

Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked,     but those who heed it resist them.

Evildoers do not understand what is right,     but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.

Better the poor whose walk is blameless     than the rich whose ways are perverse.

A discerning son heeds instruction,     but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor     amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,     even their prayers are detestable.

10 Whoever leads the upright along an evil path     will fall into their own trap,     but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.