This quote really struck me because of its truthfulness. Many people want lives that reap the result of God's commands, but they don't want to believe or follow God's commands. So we are in a free for all - everyone doing what they want and hoping that they come out fine. Sometimes people look for the easy way out and rationalize, that if it's not clearly stated in the Bible, then it can be done.
Psalms 1 covers many situations relevant to our world - let's take a look:
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
There is nothing to judge; their actions have doomed them to the place of the wicked.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
Use the rubric of God's word to live right - no one has ever been sorry who has done so.
Righteous or wicked - which are you?