Why do good things happen to bad people?


Yeah, good question… why DO good things happen to bad people or bad things happen to good people?

The short answer… we live in a fallen world.

It’s not perfect. It’s not how God intended. Sin entered in and messed everything up. The rain falls on the good people just as it does the wicked, right?

The thing to remember is, God is just. He sees everything. He’s sovereign over all. People will get what’s coming to them. They might seem to have good things happen to them, which seems to go against, “what you sow, you will also reap” but it’s just temporary, and we don’t know the whole story.

We don’t know why. God is sovereign and has a plan. Everyone is on their own journey. Maybe one, small part we’re seeing makes it look like bad people keep getting good things, but that might not actually be the case. Maybe God in his graciousness is giving them one more chance. We don’t know.

The thing to do here is, stop looking at other people. Don’t worry about them. This is just a distraction. You’re letting fear and emotion take over. The Devil wants you taking your eyes off God and looking elsewhere… anywhere – anywhere but God.

In the end, you’re accountable to only one… God. So are they.