The righteous will never be removed but the wicked will not dwell in the land.
The thirtieth comic of Fools Made Wise starts with Petey holding Leroy back from James. Leroy is livid and Mom asks what is going on between them. Leroy tells her that his so- called “brother” of his ratted him out.
James responds that he merely called Dad to let him know that Leroy wrote down hours on his time sheet that he didn’t actually work.
Mom tells Leroy that he is a grown man who has agreed to work for his father in his time of need. She tells him if these stipulations are unfavorable to him, he is welcome to find another place to live.
Leroy responds that maybe he will do just that because the thought of living under the same roof as a snitch makes him sick. In fact, Leroy tells Mom that he’s gonna have to take off the rest of the week to recover thanks to James. How convenient!
This comic shows us the truths found in Proverbs 10:30, that the righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land. James isn’t going anywhere; his living arrangements are secure. But for Leroy, a grown man refusing to work, his arrangements don’t have that settled reality to them.
Leroy is showing us, in glaring detail, that how we live matters. If we have trusted Jesus and are allowing Him to shape our lives, there is a settledness that comes with that. But there’s no such promise for the wicked. So with the Lord’s help, let’s choose righteousness and settledness today, shall we?
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