Daily Wisdom 114: Proverbs 6:18

Proverbs 6:18 (NKJV): “A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil.”

Wicked thoughts and plans. God gave us the marvelous ability to imagine, to visualize, to be creative. He hates for us to prostitute this God-given ability by devising wicked plans. The people of Noah’s day did so (Genesis 6:5), and because of this intense misuse of the power of imagination, God destroyed most of the  human race at that time. God has given humans the power to invent, but He hates the practice of using His gift to invent evil (Romans 1:30).

God gave people feet to be able to run to the aid of those in need and to be yielded to Him as an instrument of righteousness. (See Romans 6:13.) He hates for His gift to be perverted so that the feet carry people swiftly to do wrong.