35 I have seen ruthless scoundrels, strong as flourishing cedars.
36 When I passed by again, they were gone; though I searched, they could not be found.
37 Observe the honest, mark the upright; those at peace with God have a future.
38 But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off.
39 The salvation of the just is from the LORD, their refuge in time of distress.
40 The LORD helps and rescues them, rescues and saves them from the wicked, because in God they take refuge. (NAB)
Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does evil seem to prosper? It’s the age old question referred to as the problem of evil. If there is a God, and He is good and omniscient why does he allow so much evil to happen in the world?
Without faith no answer can satisfy the question, but the writer does show us how it all ends.
He is there and evil is not.