Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.
Why would one envy an oppressor? Why would one be tempted to follow his ways? Is it not because of the ungodly gain that wicked men often make for themselves? They seem to "get away with it" and live like kings while the meek and godly live like paupers. But the secret blessings of the heart are with the righteous, while the oppressive are an abomination to Him.
Lord, let us not envy evil doers for the worldly gain they may secure to themselves. It will all be left behind them when they enter the grave. And they do not enjoy the spiritual blessings during their lives that you give to your people. Help us to focus on you and on the things that matter most in this life and in eternity. Amen.
Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 🫂