Why Does Evil Prosper?

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 11:18-23; 12:1-6; 17:14-18; 20:7-18 (day four)  In 12:1, Jeremiah asks the question that has long been on the lips of man…”Why has the way of the wicked prospered?  Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?”  Habakkuk, a contemporary of Jeremiah asked the same question, “Why does God allow evil to go unpunished in Judah?”  Have you asked it before?…”Why does God allow evil to go unpunished in America?”  When we look at the situation with our finite human eyes, the injustice seems overwhelming.  Through eyes of faith though, we know that God will hold the unjust and evil accountable.  In Jeremiah’s day, God would eventually punish Babylon…evil will be judged, but it will be in God’s timing.  Habakkuk voiced the words that became the basis for Paul’s theological position in Romans…”The just shall live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:4)  We stand watch on the wall to see what God is doing!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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