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The Godly and the Wicked Receive Their Due
Proverbs 14:14 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
14 The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways,
and a good man will be satisfied with his ways.
The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways: The Hebrew (סוּג sug) rendered a backslider is referring to a person who acts disloyally, one who has turned back from the right way in his heart, and is not to be trusted, as he is faithless. The Hebrew verb (שָׂבַע saba or שָׂבֵעַ sabea) for will have his fill means “to be sated,” to be satisfied” because of overindulgence, having too much. The Hebrew (דֶּרֶךְ derek) that is rendered of his own ways is referring to the backslider’s bad behavior or evil ways, his debauched, perverted life. In other words, the wicked person will reap what he has sown.
and a good man will be satisfied with his ways: The good man will be satisfied, that is be blessed, far more than the backslider from above will reap what he has sown.
The misery of sinners will come in an overabundance at the close of their lives, as the realization settles in that they face eternal destruction when it could have been eternal life. The backslider in their heart has no fear of suffering throughout his life because it is not upon him, so his focus is on his depraved lifestyle and profit for perverted pleasure, as he rejects God and his own responsibility, for which he will have his fill in the end. He refused to let go of his cruel, sick, and twisted desires and passions, which will lead to the grand terrifying moment when it is over. Backsliding starts in the heart. It does not arise all at one time, it is not an evil heart in a moment, it is a slow process until unbelief sets into the heart, it becomes callused. Then, it departs from God. The happiness and joy of the good man will be his eternal satisfaction of having faithfully and loyally remained with God, and he will always know that God favors him.