Cheaters never prosper? Really?

One of the hardest things to accept is when people are rewarded for cheating and lying.

When we were children and we complained about other kids who weren’t obeying the rules, we were reminded that, “Cheaters never prosper.”

We were assured that they would come to a bad end… eventually.

Not surprisingly, that adage comes from the Bible.

King David knew how frustrating it was when those who care nothing for God’s laws seem to be rewarded.

In Psalm 37 he reminds us of God’s eternal justice (the full Psalm is long, but well worth reading every word. Here are a few of the verses I cling to.)

Do not fret because of the wicked;
    do not be envious of wrongdoers,

for they will soon fade like the grass,
    and wither like the green herb.

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him
, and he will act.
He will make your vindication shine like the light,
    and the justice of your cause like the noonday.

7 Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him;
    do not fret over those who prosper in their way,
    over those who carry out evil devices.

12 The wicked plot against the righteous,
    and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
    for he sees that their day is coming.

27 Depart from evil, and do good;
    so you shall abide forever.
28 For the Lord loves justice;
    he will not forsake his faithful ones.

34 Wait for the Lord, and keep to his way,
    and he will exalt you to inherit the land;
    you will look on the destruction of the wicked.

It was frustrating as children to be told we would have to wait to see the bad guys “get theirs,” and it is still one of the Lord’s hardest lessons to learn, and one more of His promises which call for His people to trust, keep doing good, and be patient.

About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.
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