Chapter 24 concludes the Wise saying of Solomon.
Verse 10 "If we falter in the time of trouble. How small our strength."
- When the going gets tough, the tough get going... We rise to meet all challenges, we right the wrongs, and we fight the Lions. The Wise look for the opportunity in adversity. Those without strength will shirk from trouble.
"Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the Wicked.
For the Evildoer has no future hope and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out."
As we rise in greatness. As we exhibit the strength to do what is right. As we grow in wisdom. The wicked will rise in attempt to deter our growth and our good works. These evildoers spread vile and hateful misinformation intended to serve as a distraction to our mission and progress. The Wise do not permit this distraction. The Wise ignore the "noise" of the wicked and remain steadfast and upright. The spark of the base creatures intent on the demise of the Wise will soon lose its Luster and burn itself out before imploding in baseness and anger.
The Wise remain focused on the objective, ignoring the evildoers as they would dismiss insects or vermin. The Wise have a threshold of tolerance. The wicked are ignored and dismissed until their atrocities become a significant detriment to the mission of the organization. When a Wise man's threshold for ignorance becomes breached, the evildoer becomes a Lion. We Fight Lions. We ignore the ignorant.
Chapter 25 Tomorrow.
The Proverbs Project
For the next 30 days, I intend to read and reflect on one chapter in the book of Proverbs.