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I can take comfort in the fact that God has made everything. It has all been planned out. God has a place for it all. God has a purpose for it all. I must accept that God is God and I am not.

But what about the wicked and evil people? God allows us to choose. Will we do what God wants or will be defiant and do what we want to?

What is God to do with those who choose to deny him and hate him? They have chosen to rebel. There will be justice. God is God and God will not be mocked. They don’t want to have anything to do with God and so they will spend eternity getting their wish. They will be separated from God.

“God made everything with a place and purpose; even the wicked are included—but for judgment.” ~King Solomon | Proverbs 16:4 (The Message Bible)

Another translation (Christian Standard Bible) translates the last part of this “even the wicked for the day of disaster.

The Hebrew word disaster here is רָעָה râ˓âh, raw-aw’; to devour, eat up, evil entreat, feed, use as a friend, make friendship with.


  1. Strong, J. (1996). The New Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew and Greek Words. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
  2. Christian Standard Bible. (2017). (Pr 16:4). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.