Micah 2:1-2 – “Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands. 2 They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away. They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance.” NASB
I don’t care if it is a political figure, world leader, businessman, religious leader, activist, or anyone else, God sees what you are doing! There are those in our world, not unbeknown to other times, who fit this description perfectly. They scheme incessantly how to rob, steal, deceive, and manipulate for their own purposes and gain. They have no concern for the safety or welfare of their targets only the amassing of fortune, fame, position, and power. The prophet warns, “Woe to you!”
Politicians appear to be notorious for scheming ways to infringe on our inalienable rights, confiscate our property, wealth, and entrench themselves in the pursuit of their ideological agendas. They plan, in the night, behind closed doors, in the shadows, and then step forth into the morning light and enact their schemes.
I have heard the lament of many who have been trampled by this type of iniquitous scheming and some have become disillusioned and confused even to the point of being angry with God. I have heard some accuse God of not caring and even relegated Him to being an ‘absentee landlord’ who birthed us then allows mankind to do his worst with no interest or involvement. GOD is not Blind or Unconcerned!
There is coming a “Payday, Someday,” and I can assure you, that is not an experience you would relish. Sometimes, we feel powerless to address the wickedness, schemes, and travesties that occur in our world often by the hands of those supposedly operating in our best interest. Sometimes, we feel God has abandoned us, forsaken us, or is blind, deaf, dumb, or unconcerned about our plight. He Is Not! When will God act? I cannot answer that in a way that would be completely satisfactory to anyone experiencing this type of drama in their life. I can say that He Will even if that is in Eternity.
Some practice such debauchery and wickedness defiantly believing and expressing they believe they are getting away with it. They laugh at the devastation caused by their evil schemes and self-serving pursuits. They have no compassion for others and continue in their lawlessness, robbing (often legally), stealing, and destroying.
They seem to be exempt from judgment and the Law of Sowing and Reaping does not seem to apply to them. They continue with their blatant disregard for God’s moral laws and principles seemingly unscathed. That can cause one who seeks to be faithful to lose heart and lose sight of God’s truth, principles, promises, and warnings.
Dear heart, take the counsel of the Psalmist in Psalm 37and “Do Not Fret because of evildoers…” “Do Not Be Envious of those who commit such acts.” Their day is coming, and it will not be pleasant. They have not escaped the view of the Righteous and Holy Creator of the Universe, Jehovah God. There is coming a payday and an accounting for their actions.
Remember the words of Jesus and take heart, “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” [John 14:1-3].
God, bless you as you enjoy this wonderful day in Him, and never let the wickedness of the wicked prevent you from rejoicing in God and His Promises!
Be blessed and be free in Jesus!