The wicked’s backstory?
TODAY’S PROVERB: What the wicked dread will fall on them. The desire of the righteous will be given. Proverbs 10:24, TLV
“What the wicked dread . . .” Interesting. When we think of the “wicked,” we seldom think of their vulnerabilities — their fears. But, perhaps, it’s those very fears that drive the wicked choices they make. The evil things they do.
Makes sense. As a novelist, my antagonist must have a credible backstory. In most cases, there is pain and abuse. He/she must have a reason for what they do. It may be evil, but there should be a logic to it.
As givers of the words of eternal life to a sick and dying world, what if our Heavenly Father is reminding us in this proverb that the wicked not only have dread, they have other fears?
What if He is giving us intel into how to pray for those so tightly bound up in darkness?
When/if the Holy Spirit reveals these vulnerabilities to us, can we be open to His guidance in what to do next? That our desire for righteousness includes seeing those souls redeemed with us?
Who knows, He may use us to bring Him a new child.