WHY DO THE WICKED PROSPER?
The psalmist in chapter 10 pours his heart out to God with a question that many in the Bible have had as well as you and me. Why is it that the ungodly seem to prosper? Have you ever thought about the fact that it seems like you do all the right things and you can not get ahead but your competition cuts every corner and breaks laws and seems to always come out ahead. Why do the ungodly prosper? The psalmist says what all of us think but don’t have the courage to say. I guess the big question is do they really prosper. What is our definition of prosperity and how do we really achieve the prosperity that we would like to have. We, as Christians know that our life is more than money and notoriety on this earth. Eighty years of “good life” here does not measure up to eternity of a “Good Life” with the Lord. In the Gospel of Luke, the story of the rich man and Lazarus is told and we see the end result of a rich man who did not seek the Lord. I do not think any of us would want that result. Also we are ignorant of all aspects of people’s lives. What might look good on the outside may not be healthy and vibrant on the inside. I am not saying that God does not want you to prosper or am I saying that you have to choose poverty if you are going to be Godly. The key is not to be focused on something you have no control over. The wicked will have to give an account of their lives to the Lord just as we will. The Lord wants us to focus on Him and to desire His Kingdom principles. His ways will produce Godly prosperity in our lives. Godliness is prosperous in any way you choose to define prosperity. He will give you the ability to succeed, if you have given him room in your thoughts. We need to be applying the principles of Godliness and watch how we the Lord will prosperous in Spirit, Soul and Body.
(Psa 10:4 NIV) In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.