Road Rules | Proverbs 12:5 | Devotional
Proverbs 12:5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
Plans are like nouns; they involve people, places, and things. No one can make a plan that does not somehow impact others. The time spent in carrying out a plan means time away from people in your life. The money invested to make a plan happen leaves a smaller amount to invest in other things. The energy you put into one thing means less energy for something else.
Here’s my point and, I believe, the point of the proverb. The righteous make certain that their plans are fair to everyone in their life. Significant sacrifices are not forced on others. No one is ignored while you move forward with your plan. No one is left behind while you move ahead. No one is penalized while you are promoted.
The wicked don’t care about others. Their self-deceit spreads to all who surround them. They don’t step ahead with others; they step on others to get ahead. So…make plans that are fair to everyone in your life, because your plan will impact everyone in your life.
Father, give us eyes that see beyond our own selfish heart. Help us to see the impact, immediate and future, that our decisions will have on others. In Christ’s Name. Amen.