Yesterday’s devotional contained summary of a wicked person in Psalm 10: 2 – 10. We are going to see more of the profiles of a wicked person today in Proverbs 6: 12 – 16. We were told in yesterday’s devotional that assuredly every wicked person must be punished if he or she carries on with the wickedness till death. Some get their punishment even before dying. Fact remains that those being wicked know in their hearts that they will be punished one day. One major thing that makes the wicked know that they will be punished is the total lack of peace in their hearts. The Scripture makes us know that there is no peace for the wicked (Isaiah 48: 22). One wonders why people are increasing in their wickedness till date.
The word of God is very clear about the punishment of the wicked that those practicing wickedness should know so as to depart from being wicked. The punishment on the wicked can be carried on both the believers and the unbelievers. Many wicked people have died mysteriously and shamefully according to Psalm 34: 21 which says: “Affliction will slay the wicked and those who hate the righteous will be condemned”. In this present age, many do not talk about the wicked going to hell again. But Psalm 9: 17 says thus: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” It might look as if God does not punish the wicked these days as it was in the days of Noah. However, the Bible has said it, that trouble times await them, that is, all those wicked people (Pro. 16: 4).
Presently, wicked acts are increasing globally and it seems God is comfortably silent. He might be doing this because He has no pleasures in the death of the wicked (Ezek. 18: 23, 32; 33: 11). He will surely punish the wicked that refuses to repent at its proper end. When God is to punish the wicked, He at times joins the entire family of the wicked. Haman is a perfect example from the Bible. He had good time hating the News and dealing with them mercilessly. When his days came he was destroyed alongside with everyone in his family and his supporters. This devotional is warning the wicked to repent because God still punishes the wicked. Also those the wicked people are dealing with are to know that God will surely punish their enemies. Let all those being hated by the wicked nations be still and see the salvation of their God. He will surely punish them mercilessly
Pray for the wicked people of this age and the nations promoting wickedness that God should have mercy upon them. May the merciful Father forgive us our wickedness and enable us to repent of all wicked acts we have involved ourselves in.