The wicked covet the catch of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit (Proverbs 12:12, NKJV). The word “wicked” conveys to us an understanding that is not necessarily accurate. The wicked would by those who refuse the Lord’s way for something else. This could be a family dinner, an athletic event, road trip, or even something as egregious as immoral living. The righteous, on the other hand, are humble, holy, and will pro-duce the fruit of the Holy Spirit because their priority in life in the Lord. The fruit they produce is not the work or deed done, but in the motivation to please the Lord that produces the fruit. RT