Are you Righteous or Wicked?



"Righteousness from God comes through faith in
Jesus Christ to all who believe."

Romans 3:22


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The music playing is titled
Bridge Over Troubled Water
written by Paul Simon, 1969


Lyrics to
Bridge Over Troubled Water

When you're weary, feeling small,
when tears are in your eyes, Iíll dry them all.
I'm on your side, oh, when times get
rough and friends just can't be found,
like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

When you're down and out, when you're on the street,
when evening falls so hard, Iíll comfort you.
I'll take your part, oh, when darkness comes and pain is all around,
like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

Sail on silver girl, sail on by.
Your time has come to shine, All your dreams are on their way.
See how they shine, oh and when you need a friend, I'm sailing right behind.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind.


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The Righteous: hopeful
The Wicked: fearful

"What the wicked dreads will overtake him;
what the righteous desire will be granted."

Proverbs 10:24



The Righteous: concerned about the welfare of God's creation
The Wicked: even their kindness is cruel

"A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel."

Proverbs 12:10



The Righteous: understand justice
The Wicked: don't understand justice

"Evil men do not understand justice,
but those who seek the Lord understand it fully."

Proverbs 28:5



The Righteous: covered with blessings
The Wicked: covered with violence

"Blessings crown the head of the righteous,
but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked."

Proverbs 10:6



The Wicked: bent on evil

"He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity;
he who purses his lips is bent on evil."

Proverbs 16:30



The Righteous: give thought to their ways
The Wicked: put up a bold front

"A wicked man puts up a bold front,
but an upright man gives thought to his ways."

Proverbs 21:29



The Righteous: persevere against evil
The Wicked: brought down by calamity

"Do not lie in wait like an outlaw against a righteous man's house,
do not raid his dwelling place;
for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again,
but the wicked are brought down by calamity."

Proverbs 24:15 - 16



The Wicked: hate those with integrity

"Bloodthirsty men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright."

Proverbs 29:10



The Righteous: are appreciated
The Wicked: do not endure

"Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard."

Proverbs 13:15



The Wicked: lead others into sin

"A violent man entices his neighbor and leads
him down a path that is not good."

Proverbs 16:29



The Righteous: conduct is upright
The Wicked: conduct is devious

"The way of the guilty is devious,
but the conduct of the innocent is upright."

Proverbs 21:8



The Righteous: are not to desire the company of godless people
The Wicked: plot violence

"Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company;
for their hearts plot voilence, and their lips talk about making trouble."

Proverbs 24:1 - 2



The Righteous: others are glad when they triumph
The Wicked: others hide when they rise to power

"When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;
but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding."

Proverbs 28:12



The Righteous: care for the poor
The Wicked: unconcerned about the poor

"The righteous care about justice for the poor,
but the wicked have no such concern."

Proverbs 29:7



The Righteous: detest the dishonest
The Wicked: detest the upright

"The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright."

Proverbs 29:27



The Righteous: stand firm
The Wicked: swept away

"When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone,
but the righteous stand firm forever."

Proverbs 10:25



The Righteous: delivered by righteousness
The Wicked: trapped by evil desires

"The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires."

Proverbs 11:6



The Righteous: no real harm befalls them
The Wicked: constant trouble befalls them

"No harm befalls the righteous,
but the wicked have their fill of trouble."

Proverbs 12:21



The Righteous: income results in treasure
The Wicked: income results in trouble

"The house of the righteous contains great treasure,
but the income of the wicked brings them trouble."

Proverbs 15:6



The Righteous: avoid evil

"The highway of the upright avoids evil;
he who guards his way guards his life."

Proverbs 16:17



The Wicked: fall into constant trouble

"A man of perverse heart does not prosper;
he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble."

Proverbs 17:20



The Righteous: are bold as lions
The Wicked: are fearful constantly

"The wicked man flees though no one pursues,
but the righteous are as bold as a lion."

Proverbs 28:1



The Righteous: will be safe
The Wicked: will suddenly fall

"He whose walk is blameless is kept safe,
but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall."

Proverbs 28:18



The Righteous: walk securely
The Wicked: will be found out

"The man of integrity walks securely,
but he who takes crooked paths will be found out."

Proverbs 10:9



The Righteous: rewarded with prosperity
The Wicked: pursued by misfortune

"Misfortune pursues the sinner,
but prosperity is the reward of the righteous."

Proverbs 13:21



The Righteous: God protects them
The Wicked: God destroys them

"The way of the Lord is a refuge for the righteous,
but it is the ruin of those who do evil."

Proverbs 10:29



The Wicked: will be punished for rebellion

"An evil man is bent only on rebellion;
a merciless official will be sent against him."

Proverbs 17:11



The Righteous: never uprooted
The Wicked: will not remain

"The righteous will never be uprooted,
but the wicked will not remain in the land."

Proverbs 10:30



The Righteous: earn a sure reward
The Wicked: earn deceptive wages

"The wicked man earns deceptive wages,
but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward."

Proverbs 11:18



The Righteous: attain life
The Wicked: go to death

"The truly righteous man attains life,
but he who pursues evil goes to his death."

Proverbs 11:19



The Righteous: end only in good
The Wicked: end only in wrath

"The desire of the righteous ends only in good,
but the hope of the wicked only in wrath."

Proverbs 11:23



The Righteous: will stand firm
The Wicked: will be overthrown

"Wicked men are overthrown and are no more,
but the house of the righteous stands firm."

Proverbs 12:7



The Righteous: have a refuge when they die
The Wicked: will be brought down by calamity

"When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,
but even in death the righteous have a refuge."

Proverbs 14:32



The Righteous: delights in the good
The Wicked: detests the perverse

"The Lord detests men of perverse heart but he delights in
those whose ways are blameless."

Proverbs 11:20



The Righteous: evil people will bow to them
The Wicked: they will bow to the righteous

"Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good,
and the wicked at the gates of the righteous."

Proverbs 14:19


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