“Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but His secret is with the righteous.” Proverbs 3:31-32 (KJV)
To regret living a life of good, and righteousness, due to the ill gotten, illegally gotten wealth of the “oppressor”, the “froward” or perverse individual is a shame in itself.
Imagine, if you will, a man who has done good all his life, loved his family, cherished his wife, the one day he decides that the guy down the street who lives in a mansion; and has gotten his wealth by evil deeds is worth asking to include him in his business.
Envy is not a good thing. Jealousy of the wealth, and material goods of others is not good. It is also not a good thing to base one’s view of right and wrong upon what has been approved by others.
The world is telling us that there are many things which are “Right”, which have been “Wrong” for many years. Judges and laws do not determine what is right and what is wrong.
It must be envy that would cause an otherwise intelligent being to decide that it is okay to kill an unborn baby; then one day the Courts determine it is legal, and this same individual decides, that, since it is legal, it must be okay. Some States in the good old U. S. of A. have determined that it is okay to use cannabis, or other mind altering drugs. There are some good people who have decided that since their State says it is okay, then they will participate too.
Christian brother and sister; convictions do not change which have been based on God, and His Word just because a court makes a ruling, or the opinion of the masses change.
Notice the words of the above verses: “the froward [perverse] is an abomination to the LORD”. It is the righteous who have the “secret of the LORD” with them. The righteous are those whom God has made righteous through the shed blood of Jesus Christ Son of God, and God the Son.