The soil in the valley is sweet to them; everyone follows after them, and a countless throng goes before them. Job 21:33
Watching other people always makes it appear as if they have things better. Looking at the lives from the outside it appears if absolutely everything is going great for the other person and that there is no troubles or problems in life.
Poor people often watch the rich drive around in fancy cars and live in big mansions and think that the person has it made. Some of those who are ‘making it’ do not live a good life or stand for bad things, yet, seem to have everything easy for them.
Job’s friends had been pointing out how there is only disaster and turmoil for the wicked. Now Job points out how the wicked do not appear to have any problems. Everything that they do is great, though it is against God. The wicked appear to thrive with everyone following them and God does not do anything to them.
Believers who are walking through a difficult trial in life often think as Job did. They cannot understand how they are suffering as they faithfully serve God, yet, those who reject God and are against Him are prospering.
Every believer must remember that Jesus promised that there would be trouble and suffering in this world and that the world would reject and hate them. These are the very things that occurred to Jesus, who was perfect and did not wrong.
One must not look on the outside of the lives of the wicked and think that they have it made. On the outside it may look beautiful and the grass looks greener, but on the inside they are full of turmoil and eventual punishment.
As a believer, you can take a look at your life and see where you really are. The closer you are walking with God, the more the world will hate you and the more struggles you may go through. It is only when you get close to God that the world will try to take you down.
Do not look at the wicked and be jealous for what they appear to have going for them. Yes, they are prospering now, but when it comes to the end, every wicked person, who has rejected Jesus, will be punished for eternity. They will lose in the end.
Hold on to the promise you have in Jesus.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know what you have in serving God; that God will remove the desire for what the world offers; and that you will serve God with all of your heart and life.