Why Do The Wicked Prosper?

S. O. A. P.

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Jeremiah 12:1

You are always righteous, Lord, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?


Jeremiah softly and tenderly said to the Lord, in as loving a way as he could, that He was always righteous. But he did have a question concerning the Lord’s justice. He simply asked Him, “Why Do The Wicked Prosper?”


Jeremiah asked the Lord the same thing King David asked Him, “Why Do The Wicked Prosper?” The problem each of us have in asking the Lord this question has to do with our limited understanding of the beginning from the end of wicked people. First we see someone who lives, in our estimation, a wicked life or lifestyle. We make an instant judgement and maybe don’t see them again. What we did see is what looked to be wicked and what looked to be prosperous results from wicked actions. That in itself is limited. We don’t know their ending from their beginning. What we do know concerning history is that a wicked person doesn’t last forever. We have seen the eventual judgement of God upon wickedness throughout history. Probably better than asking God a question that can’t be answered on this side of heaven would be to simply say, “Lord help me be the person You Have in mind for me to be. I’ll leave the judgement questions and answers up to You.”


Dear Jesus,

Today I leave myself in Your hands, and all the questions I’ve had about others I will leave in Your hands as well. Amen

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