You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor. Psalm 52:2 NIV
A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up conflict.Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy. Proverbs 6:12-15 NIV
A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire. Proverbs 16:27
Whoever plots evil will be known as a schemer. Proverbs 24:8 NIV
Whenever anyone plots to do evil against another person, they risk a Hamanesque result in the process.
Some would say, karma–has a boomerang effect.
Others might say–if you dig a hole for someone, you just might be the one who falls into it.
I’m saying, never start a fire you’re not prepared to extinguish.
And of course, when Haman plotted evil to get rid of Mordecai, the gallows he constructed for Mordecai, became his final gasp for breath.
Plotting to do evil always has dire consequences for the person doing the plotting, thereby igniting the Hamanesque result.
We cannot be foolish enough to think that God does not know the evil that lurks in our hearts when we plot for the destruction of others. When our actions–whatever they are–attempt to undermine or destroy others–we open the door for a turn-around effect–especially when we have lied about our own behavior and yet attempt to manipulate truth to destroy others. God is not mocked and His Word is true.
The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. Proverbs 15:4 NIV
“If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! Proverbs 30:32 NIV
A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of a fool.Ecclesiastes 5:3 NIV
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. Proverbs 17:28 KJV
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler! Proverbs 17:7 NIV
There is so much more that could be said, but if we allow Holy Spirit to fill our hearts, then whatever is in our hearts will be heard when we speak.
If evil fills our heart, then that will be heard when we speak as well.
We all have choices to make in life and I prefer making my choices align with the Word of God rather than in opposition to it. For if we support a fool and his foolish ways, what does that say about us? Are we, too, plotting evil? If we are, then we put ourselves in a position for our plots to turn on us.
If we must plot to do anything–let’s plot to spread love and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever we go, with whoever we meet. That is the only plot, I’d love to see turn back on us–the circle of love, rather than a continuum of hate, bigotry, and evil.
What goes around, will come back around and if we are the ones who start a fire without an extinguisher, we’re bound to get burned.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!