Jeremiah 12:1 TLB
You are right, O God, and you set things right. I can’t argue with that. But I do have some questions: Why do bad people have it so good? Why do con artists make it big?
 You planted them and they put down roots. They flourished and produced fruit. They talk as if they’re old friends with you, but they couldn’t care less about you.
One key motivation for those who do evil to continue in their acts, is seeing others who do worse prosper.
Even in my few years practising as a marketing communications professional, I have seen many people who do the wrong things prosper, at the expense of those who stick to the rules. The good rather end up getting punished for doing the right.
Jeremiah, even in his time, had similar challenges, so would pose a question to God, “…why do bad people have it so good?”
But how would God respond? “Even if you can’t contend with footmen, how would you contend with horsemen?”
God was more interested in protecting Jeremiah from the closest evil to him; evil within his closest brothers, that was meant to destroy Jeremiah (v6).
Our focus as Christians needs not be on the successes of wrong/evil doers. God is working out far exceeding schemes in your favour and redeeming you from more dangerous plots that your eyes can’t perceive. Don’t compromise, stick to the good you are doing without being envious of the evil around you. A far exceeding reward awaits you.
Have a blessed day.
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