“The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth” (Psalm 11:5).
“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him” (James 1:12).
In the last years of time the prophet Daniel foretold, saying: “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand” (Daniel 12:10).
We would be wise to be righteous than to be wicked.
To be righteous is to succeed in passing the test of time:the trial of our faith of this lifetime to inherit everlasting life and peace (Matthew 25:31–34).
To be wicked is to lose the time of this lifetime and inherit everlasting death and punishment (Matthew 25:41, 46).
“Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore” (Psalm113:2).
“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD” (Psalm 106:48).