“The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.” (Proverbs 14:11, NIV)

Generally speaking, houses are more secure than tents.  However, most of us would choose a tent erected with integrity over a house marked for destruction.

A house (e. g. life) built on deceit, corrupted morals, or other deficiencies — no matter how grand the house may appear to observers — is destined for destruction.  It is far better to dwell in a humble tent with the assurance of God’s protection, than in any house of wickedness.

As disciples of Jesus, we must keep an eternal perspective; even as the rest of the world looks only at tomorrow, or at outward appearances.  If we forgo the fruits of evil, we shall certainly instead receive the rewards of a clear conscience, a good reputation, and the favor of our heavenly Father.  – Luther

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  1. Paul says:

    Wow, Before I read this this morning, I opened to Pr 14, 15, but focused on 14. What timely proverbs like what you quoted and v1 Wisdom builds her house, but folly tears hers down with her own hands (how about epa in the west and the coal fired plants), and v 25 The truthful witness saves lives, but he who utters lies is a betrayer. Who does that sound like?

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