A very good word for today: “Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart” ~ Prov. 11:11 ~
It says a city but it holds true for a home, a school, the work place, a church, even a circle of friends. An upright person is : honest, honorable, upstanding, respectable, high-minded, law-abiding, right-minded, worthy, moral, ethical, righteous, decent, scrupulous, conscientious, good, virtuous, principled, of principle, noble, incorruptible and more….this type of person builds up a home, school, the work place….it is the cement that holds it together, makes it strong and a desirable place to be a part of.
The wicked (the opposite of all that the upright are) tears these places down and creates an atmosphere of anger, hate etc. You ever work or just know someone that “hates their job” “hates their friends, family, school etc” Take a close look at the character of this person….not judging but actions, how they talk about others, how they act and react to authority. Is it upright? Here is where you are wise choosing your friends and who you want to hang your name with. It’s one of the fundamental things we should teach our children as they grow up and go to school and enter the work place.
I have been around long enough to know there is a deep separation between the upright and the wicked….the pressure to fit in is deep and it’s hard to stand for what it right. Who wants to be labeled teachers pet, or a kiss-up at work? Nobody does….but it’s not about that….why don’t you want those labels on you? What is wrong with them? Is it true? In most cases NO!!! And if it is it is then entering into the realm of manipulation.
Simply make a decision on how you are going to live your life, what you want to be known as and DO IT!!! In the end it’s all BLESSINGS
Now go out and have an EPIC day today walking upright wherever you are!! Make a difference in your world.