While I understand this wise saying from my own experience, the guys here at Helping Up Mission have provided further enlightenment. Time after time, I’ve heard one share about when he was living foul (“the wicked”) and feeling the need (rightly so!) to literally watch his back because of the people who might be (or were!) looking for him. When we don’t live right or tell the truth, the possibility of having to face the consequences of our choices is always out there.
But the reverse is also true. If we are living right (“the righteous”), we don’t have to fear the consequences of our bad decisions and our good choices set us up to experience their benefits. Walking around all day “bold as a lion” sounds like a pretty good way to go. And it is possible when we choose a lifestyle of just doing “the next right thing.”