9 from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
from my mortal enemies who surround me.
10 They close up their callous hearts,
and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me,
with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey,
like a fierce lion crouching in cover.
What advice can be given to a believer in Jesus Christ? Avoid wicked people. You are a light in the world of darkness. You are the salt of the earth because you bring good flavor into the world. People who strive to do evil want to put out the light to do things in the darkness. They hate the light. People who strive to do wicked things to others want to stamp out the goodness in people. Be glad evil people and immoral people do not like you and hate you. Be glad and rejoice that you are part of God’s family, and Jesus is your Lord and Savior. You have better things to do in your life, so keep moving in God’s direction and keep your eyes on him.