Proverbs 6:12-15 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
I have been known from time to time, to play a little trick on someone. More often than not, it’s a harmless little something, that when we are finished, we can both laugh at. It will often bring a surprise, or scare, which is only for a moment, and then it’s done.
However, what if this went on, and on, and on, for what seemed to be an eternity. Well, that’s the way it is in the life of what today’s passage is calling, “a naughty person.” In a quest to find more pleasure, and bigger laughs in their practical jokes they play on people, they do more, and more terrible things. These things may eventually physically hurt others, and often themselves. They become thrill seekers at others expense.
It becomes an addiction with them, just like any other addiction. Such as the person addicted to alcohol will need more, and more alcohol to satisfy their cravings. An addiction to tobacco, pornography, drugs, or anything is the same. The more you have, the more you want. This is the same for the naughty person. If they have pulled something really big to embarrass, harass, hurt, or degrade you, or someone else, watch out, the next stunt will be bigger, and worse yet.
The problem is, they are so involved in what they are doing, they never realize how they’re ruining their own lives. No one wants to be around them. No one ever trusts them. All their time is spent on mischief, and deceit, and their mind is consumed with it continually. Their destruction is sure, and seemingly swift. Then, it always end the same way with them saying; “Hey what happened? I was just having some fun.”
Watch out for the tricksters in this life. The final trick they play is always on themselves. It appears almost like magic. POOF, and suddenly they realize, they have nothing to show for life. Does that sound like a good trick to you?
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