Obviously, we’re not supposed to surrender to wickedness. But is there more to that than we realize?
A righteous man who falters before the wicked
Is like a murky spring and a polluted well.
Think about it – springs and wells are supposed to bring life, but that doesn’t happen if they’re murky and polluted. So the illustration is of something that just isn’t fulfilling its design
It stands to reason, then, that people who are righteous – in right standing with God (which was accomplished forever by the blood of Jesus) – are designed to overcome the wicked.
We might not feel like overcomers; in fact, we might prefer to ignore wickedness. However, God says that the finished work of the cross gives us that ability.
Let us be diligent in overcoming wickedness. Let us neither ignore it, nor falter before it. In Jesus’ name, we are more than conquerors.