Daily Wisdom 321: Proverbs 14:22

Proverbs 14:22 (NKJV) — 22 Do they not go astray who devise evil? But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.

Devising evil or good. Just as some people devise evil, so believers should purposefully devise good. All human powers and abilities that wicked people turn to evil purposes, the righteous can use for good. Planning, goal setting, organizing, thinking — all can be used for evil or good. The person who uses these God-given abilities to conceive and create what is morally good will receive mercy and truth. While God resists those who devise evil by confounding their efforts (Genesis 11:6-7), He supports those who devise good.