When the wicked prosper

It doesn’t seem to make any sense. We don’t like it. We can’t imagine it. But we’ve got to accept the reality that they do prosper.

Jesus taught the disciples to love their enemies, “so that you may be sons of your father who is in heaven. For he makes the sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matt 5:45). So good things happen to everyone. Settle that in your mind and leave it.

But shouldn’t they get what they “deserve”? The Bible is clear that we are to leave that to God. We are told to love everyone and to bless them. But we want to settle the accounts right now! God says that he’ll do that at the right time. For now, we are to love them.

Jesus also told the story of the man who sowed wheat but an enemy came and sowed weeds along with the good seed. When the wheat came up, the weeds also appeared. Although the workers wanted to pull up the tares, the owner said,

“Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”

God has a plan.

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