Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
A naughty person, a wicked man, will be punished suddenly and severely. There will be no remedy or deliverance for him. God will judge him for his folly and sin. God hates such a man, and He will crush him under divine vengeance. There are consequences to choices, even if you hide thoughts in your heart where others cannot easily see them.
King Solomon wrote against naughty and wicked men (Pr 6:12-19). These evil men have froward mouths (Pr 6:12), use body language to deceive and hurt (Pr 6:13), have froward hearts, devise mischief continually, and sow discord (Pr 6:14). They are guilty of seven sins God hates (Pr 6:16-19). This proverb is what God promises to do to these men.
Consider the generation of Noah. A terrible calamity came suddenly! There was no remedy! Suddenly everyone was drowned! God saw that men were very wicked and the thoughts of their hearts were only evil continually (Gen 6:5). Therefore, He sent a worldwide flood that suffocated every man, woman, child, and infant to death. Believe it!
False teachers lie about the God of the Bible loving everyone, so it is hard for even Christians to believe what the Bible says. But the holy God of heaven hates all sin and sinners, because His righteous nature despises fools and their wickedness. Solomon said so in this very context (Pr 6:16-19). His father David said so elsewhere (Ps 5:5; 11:5).
God will not put up with rebellion for long. “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy” (Pr 29:1). “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Ps 9:17). “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Rev 20:15).
Korah thought himself holy enough to compete with Moses, but God buried him and his family alive (Num 16:1-33). Haman was a rising star in Persia, but Ahasuerus suddenly hung him and his sons for naughtiness (Est 7:9; 9:25). Judas Iscariot conspired to betray Jesus of Nazareth, but he spilled his guts on the ground in a violent death (Acts 1:18). If you want to be naughty in your life, prepare to receive the consequences from heaven.
Read the news and see this proverb fulfilled daily. Consider Princess Diana, Anna Nicole Smith, Marilyn Monroe, Janis Joplin, Clyde Barrows, John Lennon, James Dean, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, etc. The law of this proverb is as true as the law of gravity. How much longer will God tolerate this generation? How much longer will He tolerate your foolishness and rebellion? You are being warned! Do not stiffen your neck (Pr 29:1)!
It is not too late, reader, if you can read this commentary with understanding and feel any guilt, shame, and conviction in your heart. If you repent and turn from your sins, confessing them to God for the heinous acts of wickedness they are, He can and will forgive you. How? By the substitutionary death of a glorious and perfect Mediator – Jesus Christ (Is 55:6-9; Luke 13:1-5; Acts 2:38)! Go on stubbornly to your own ruin!