"Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?"
An excellent question, and I think one that we run across frequently. I wonder that when I watch some of these "reality" shows on television. Why do the people who do the creepiest and most slimy things always seem to win? I read books like that sometimes, where evil triumphs, and it always makes me kind of sick... I think because I wonder if reality will be like that. :)
The thing is, life is just another "reality" show. A lot of lie mixed in with a little bit of truth. In the true reality, God's reality, things like that don't happen. The bad guys don't win. The plot where evil triumphs is always in the realm of fiction. We get so caught up in the rules of our reality show, we forget that the rules aren't the eternal truth. :) Yes, here, what we wear almost always matters more than who we are. The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer. We pay lawyers more than we pay teachers. Those are some of the rules of our reality series. But we have to be careful not to confuse them with the rules of eternity. By *those* rules, the righteous always come out okay. And sure, if we live by the rules of the reality series instead, maybe we'll get the million dollar prize... but will that make up for an eternal reward? No matter how rich or powerful you are, does it... can it possibly... make up for the loss of your soul? Today... let's remember whose rules we need to live by, and the prize that really matters. Let's not be envious of people who are living by the wrong set of rules; let's focus on the *real* test. A million bucks can't even begin to compare.