“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