Daily Wisdom 314: Proverbs 14:14

Proverbs 14:14 (NKJV) — 14 The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, but a good man will be satisfied from above.

The backslider and the good person. Both the backslider and the good person will reap what they sow. Backsliders may put on a good front; they may fool others into thinking everything is still right between them and God. But their problem is a heart problem. They turn from the true God and set themselves up as god. Instead of being filled with God’s ways, they are now filled with their own ways, and they are a poor substitute for God.

Good persons are content in the knowledge that they are doing right. They are not filled with the apprehension that consumes those who follow their own senses. They know God has given them the power to do right, and if they make the choice to act on that power, God will be pleased and good things will happen.