“Like a muddied spring or a polluted well
is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked.”
This one is pretty hard hitting. We think “oh, I’ll just let them get away with it this one time” but then this verse says that you are like a muddied spring or a polluted well. Have you ever been thirsty and looking for water, and the only water you found so far is muddied and dirty? You don’t want to drink it. So it is with a righteous person who gives way to wicked, if a person is very, very, very, very, desperate, they might drink from you, but not for long, and only just barely to quench their dire need, then they leave you in search of clearer water. Think about it. We all know people whose water is muddy and unclear, and people whose water is clean, and who do you want to spend time with? So it is with you, people’s desire to hang out with you is based often times on how clean your water is. So that is my challenge to you, evaluate your water, see how clean it is, and how pure is your well?