This wise saying focuses of “the wicked” – both their situation (their “house”) and their end (“to ruin”).
The other character is “the Righteous One.” In capital letters, it’s understood as a reference to God.
Here, the “Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked.” God knows where we all live and what’s going on in our lives – the good and bad!
If we’re hurting, He knows. If we are hurting others, He knows that, too. Such is the situation of the wicked.
The way this verse is constructed, it isn’t clear whether God “brings the wicked to ruin” or it’s their own choices which bring them down. Both are possible but, either way, they’re going down!
While sometimes the wicked seem to get away with some pretty bad things, this verse is clear…God knows where they live – even where they sleep! But, in the end, their choices will be the reason for their undoing.
Although an appropriate end for the wicked, it doesn’t have to be that way. They can change. Helping Up Mission’s got a campus full of just such guys!