“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9
As a youth minister, I was asked many times why people get away with things they do or say. We did a study on bullying. My Junior High teens did not understand why they could be pushed around and those doing the pushing did not get punished for it.
I have often been pushed around, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.
There are times when I wonder why the “pushers” get away with their behavior. This verse makes me realize that even if I do not see them being “called to the mat,” God will call them out. They will be found out. He is always watching even when we think no one is looking. Bullying isn’t just physically harming someone, it is forcing them to do something they do not want to do, ignoring someone to make them feel left out or alienated, and even making fun of them or saying hurtful things to them or about them.
Despite the fact that those things will happen at one time or another, remember we are royalty of Christ’s kingdom. Walk with your heads held high and live in integrity, instead of stooping to the level of the crooked. Worry not of what will become of the crooked. Be joyful in His ever watching eyes.