It has been a problem for ever; the godless can become more and more rich and powerful, seemingly at the expense of the faithful, and by less than godly means! It is frustrating that they are able to flout the precepts of the LORD with impunity and appear to be above the law of the land and of the LORD. To pay little attention to them is difficult with the media’s thirst for the scandalous and opulent.
Every now and again someone, somewhere, will receive their comeuppance and a person’s faith gets a bit of a boost of encouragement – the wicked will not prosper, the Lord will prevail!
We are not called to live our lives in a fog of jealousy, envy, frustration, anger, or any other negative emotion for they drag our attention away from the purposes of the LORD; contentment, honest dealing, generosity and just speech – plus following in Jesus’ footsteps in the Great Commission and caring for others.
Whilst there may be much about the rich and famous that is unsavoury and ungodly, let us seek the LORD’s help to put that aside and into his hands. At the same time, we might bear in mind that in each of them there is soul that is in need of redemption and for whom Jesus died! Let us pray for them -even they are not beyond the reach of the LORD.
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
But God said to him, “Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be? So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”