Monday, April 15, 2013

The Wicked Seem to Prosper in this Life

Today I read Job 12 where Job raises a question that plagues many people.  He states that the wicked will prosper in this life.  This is true and it causes a lot of people to question God and His methods, or even question if He exists at all.  The simple matter is though that God will judge us based on our deeds in this life, be they good or evil.  What He may or may not do, is punish us in this life.  I have noticed in my reading of the Old Testament that God seemed to take a much more personal hand in things in the days before the Savior was born.  Now it is much harder to see God's hand in things but it is still there if you look.  Some struggle with the idea that those who are wicked seem to prosper in this life while the righteous don't or suffer.  This is sometimes true but we can always have comfort in the fact that in the end, there will be justice.  God will give righteous judgments and will reward the righteous and punish the wicked, it just won't always be in this life.  Until tomorrow.

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