Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
Although it can sometimes be very frustrating to abide by the rules, pray for one’s enemies, and wait for justice to finally come through (and abide, pray, and wait many will do, though it’s hard, because it’s right), one thing is true about evil and those who conceive and commit it:
Though his hatred covers itself with guile (guile as in “the use of clever and usually dishonest methods to achieve something”), His (read also: her/their) wickedness will be revealed before the assembly (Proverbs 26:26).
A wise person once said, “Satan (read also: those who would do what is usually attributed to the real, if not archetypal, Evil One) always overplays his hand.”
When you think about it, it’s a logical cause and effect.
At the root of evil is deception, and those who become skilled in the practice will inevitably believe their own lies–or at least, become so confused in the swirl of lies, half-truths, and obfuscations, the light of reality may soon fade to black.
Walter Scott put it another way: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.”
Additionally, those who study behavior disorders tell us that there is a certain prideful satisfaction by those of a deceptive mindset in “duping” (fooling, tricking) the targets of their deceptions, which exacerbates another consequence of a lying lifestyle: hubris: “a personality quality of extreme or foolish pride or dangerous over-confidence.”
Danger in this case usually means they get busted, one way or another (the “reveal”), because of their hubris, which means, then, all those patient, praying, abiding people can finally take action–if they don’t lose heart, and if they act prudently.
Just this week, a lot of truth has been surfacing about the players in a certain political arena that confirms what wickedness many have long suspected exists, there.
What to do now?