The trouble with our English versions of the Bible is that the verses are not always divided up in a way that makes single verse consideration easy. To know who "they" are, you have to bump back up to verses 1 and 2 and we learn that "they" are people who are happy and blessed because they:
- Live with integrity
- Follow God's law
- Obey his decrees
- Search for God with all their hearts
Compromise does not bring us to a greater good; rather, it puts us into contractual agreement with evil, as Psalm 3 states. God's path may not be the quickest, most direct, or easy to see, but it is the best way we can walk.
By the way, Sarah Owen wrote a great post on Integrity for Bible Drill Wednesday over at zonegathering.com yesterday.