Don’t you sometimes wonder why God allows evil people to continue doing their junk for so long? Doesn’t it sometimes seem like God isn’t even paying attention to what’s going on?
Well, of course He’s paying attention, and yes, He will bring justice. But as we have seen as we’ve been reading through Jeremiah, God sometimes uses bad people to do His will. Now, please DO NOT misunderstand me. I am not saying that God always causes evil people to do the things they do. Far from it. Most of the time, evil people do evil because they are evil. But sometimes, sometimes God brings punishment on those He loves through evil people, to bring those He loves back into relationship with Himself.
We’ve seen that God used Nebuchadnezzar to do that with His chosen people, haven’t we?
But God always brings judgment to evil people. They do not get a free pass, ever. In chapter 46 we heard what judgment God had planned for Egypt. He was going to use the evil king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon this time to bring Egypt down.
And in chapter 47 we read how the Philistines, who had been such a persistent thorn in the side to Israel, would be defeated in a time that they were soft and weak because they had not been at war for some time.
Nations and people can never escape the notice of God. He sees all the cruelty and injustice that man brings against man. He hears the cry of the innocents and the victims. And the day is coming when He will bring judgment to those who do wrong. Perhaps in their own lifetime, perhaps when they stand before Him, but they will certainly know His judgment.