There's a hazard built into life that you may not think about that often. When you do wrong, you usually get away with it. It surely seems that you do&#8212;especially when no one finds out. And when we do bad things and get away with them, we are emboldened.
Now, we're looking for wisdom here and trying to make our lives work. So let's check with the man who had the greatest gift of wisdom God ever gave to man. Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes 8:
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Ecclesiastes 8:11 KJ2000