But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they have become established, they have no assurance of life. He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways. Job 24:22-23
Job talks about how the wicked people of the world tear down others and are corrupt in their ways. The people are seen to be successful and God seems to be looking the other way. Job says that God may allow them live for a while in a feeling of security and success, but He is watching all of their actions.
The view that Job had about people of the world is very common. Looking around, people of the world, living in and promoting sin, seem to be very successful and that God does not seem to care. Sin always seems to be getting more and more prevalent and acceptable.
There are times when it feels as though the church is being overcome by those in the world. Sinful acts appear to be becoming more acceptable by those who claim a belief in Jesus. Again, it appears as if God is not aware of what is happening.
The truth of it is that God is watching. He is allowing the devil, the ruler of this world, to have a time of success. Fallen man will follow the devil in his ways. God is keeping a record of everything that is happening.
When Jesus came to this earth, He did not come to condemn, but to save the world. Even to this day, His purpose is to save the world. As this is occurring, it may appear that the sinful man is in control and that God is not really watching or concerned.
On the day Jesus returns to the earth He will judge each person for his actions. The only way to not be judged for wrong actions, is to have them removed. Accepting the price Jesus paid for your sins and seeking His forgiveness is the only way to have them removed.
When you no longer have those sins on your record, God will no longer judge you and condemn you.
Rest assured that your sins are forgiven in Jesus. Also rest assured that God will judge those who do not follow Jesus. Seek to bring all to a saving knowledge of Jesus. Do not fear what the world is doing, God is watching and in control.
I pray today that you will have the peace of God in your life; that you will not fear sinful man; that you will be a witness for Jesus; and that you will trust God with your life.