Important wisdom in the Proverbs that shows us how living a Godly life keeps us out of trouble:
Pro 13:6 Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.
Being righteous, or obedient to God’s Word, keeps us out of trouble.
As the text says, it *guards* us, and there is no shortage of trouble in this world to get into, but if we do what God tells us, which He does in the Bible, the revelation of Himself to us, we avoid many of the pitfalls of life….Stealing, cheating, lying, committing adultery, these are all tempting sins for us to fall into, but Proverbs says when we live a life that is pleasing to God, we don’t have to worry about going to jail, getting slammed with divorce papers or the litany of other bad things that can happen to us here on earth when we backslide in sin.
The other half of the text says; wickedness subverts the sinner – the sinners wicked ways will catch up to them at one point or another, some sinners face a reckoning in this life and end up in prison or broken marriages, others face God’s wrath on the other side of this short life, and that side has no end.
The choice is clear, live a life that is pleasing to God, and confess Jesus as Lord, and repent (stop sinning), None of us are perfect, but Christ is perfect and is the Perfect Sacrifice, which takes away the debt that our sinful ways have piled up.