So often we do things without considering the consequences. We act and react in the moment, or we make decisions based on how we are feeling, or how we hope it will make us feel. And often, we live to regret it.
Solomon had a lot to say about that in his proverbs.
If you lie, you will be punished. If you don’t work, you will go hungry. Abusing alcohol leads a person on a wrong path. Laziness leads to poverty.
But there are also proverbs that assure us:
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. (19:8)
If you are kind to the poor, God will bless. If you listen to advise, you will become wise. If you fear the Lord, you will have life. If you lead a righteous life, your children are blessed.
We would be wise to read the proverbs and apply them to our own lives here in 2020. I believe our world would turn upside down if Christians lived the wise, loving, obedient, caring, righteous lives Solomon prescribes.