Why evil people succeed (II Kings 19)

Why do evil people succeed?

Certainly, the Assyrians were evil people. And yet we find that God allowed them to succeed. That in fact, it was a part of his plan (probably to judge other evil nations). How could that be?

It’s hard to understand God’s ways sometimes. But what is also clear is that God ultimately will bring justice. And that’s what we see in Isaiah’s prophesy against the Assyrians (22-28).

I did find one other thing interesting. Verse 27 is very similar to Psalm 139:3-4.

The difference? The Assyrians raged against God and were judged. David loved God, and found comfort in his presence.

When we see evil in this world, let us not rage against God, questioning his wisdom. Rather, like David, let us trust God, knowing that he will ultimately bring justice.

 

About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: crossroad-web.com 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください: crossroad-web.com
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