The Hardest Part is the Waiting

20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy. Psalm 145:20

Those who have read this blog for any length of time know I have used this Russian proverb on a number of occasions:

He sees everything but waits.

We all know this to be true by experience. You don’t have to look far to see that bad people get away with their sins all the time. You can even see it in the courtroom when everyone in the room knows the man is 100% guilty of bad crimes, but because he hired the best lawyer, the man was freed on an obscure technicality. The victims of his crimes have great reason to be angry at the injustice.

But He sees all and waits.

What is He waiting for? The short and reasonable answer is “the appointed time.” We don’t know when that appointed time is but it’s probably closer than we think.

Then what?

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10) (for one explanation about this passage, see Pastor John McArthur’s discussion)

Suffice to say, all the deeds (hidden or otherwise) of the unbeliever will be laid bare and judged. The Perfect Judge will render a decision for all the injustices that person has committed. Yes, the Lord is very patient.

In the mean time, though, rejoice that today He is watching over you. And he’ll do the same through eternity.

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