“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.” (Psalm 8:3)
What are the works of the hands of God in your mind, is it the majesty of the mountains, or the skyscrapers that man has built because the Lord gave him hands to do so in the first place. What is there that the Lord has not either done or allowed, is anything ever done outside of the will of God, and if so, why would He allow it? “The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.” (Prov. 16:4)
This verse has at least three bases, there are wicked people, they do things that are not in the will of God, and they have been prepared to do these things. The first tenet here is basically simple, one need only to look around at the people in your neighborhood that do not fear God, the foolish people, and you have found the wicked. Anyone who has not accepted Christ as Savior is both our neighbor and our enemy, they are the wicked, and we are to love them. This is not the love of a mother for a child, but one that desires no ill will toward them, for we know their end if they do not repent, and so we try to reach them for the glory of God. Yet that is what we are speaking of here, the glory of God, and if the Lord is in control of all that is, then all things are for His glory.
How then do we justify the acts of the wicked, from the mass murderer to the kindly old man who has determined that his life has been “good enough,” yet will spend eternity in hopelessness because of the one act that he did not perform, the accepting and acknowledgment that Jesus Christ is Lord.
The wicked are allowed by the Lord to do wickedness, they always have been, from Satan’s first rebellion to the man that slapped his wife in anger just now as you were reading this, God does not stop all wicked deeds, He allows them. Satan has been allowed to do so for many thousands of years now, man gets around seventy or so, yet those deeds are not hindered by the Lord of all creation. Yet, at the same time they are, for 2 Thessalonians 2:7 stands as truth, “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”
When the Holy Spirit enters into us, we become, as it were, the ambassadors of good, those meant to stand against evil, we are to speak up and at times act against the forces of darkness, whether they be the spirit of antichrist, (1 John 4:3) or that of rebellious man. We must be in agreement with the Holy Spirit in this endeavor, for He does not force His will upon us, we must thirst and hunger for righteousness (Matt. 5:6) not while we are hiding, not while we are running the opposite direction, but while we are standing. Yet now comes the part of that verse, “even the wicked for the day of evil.”
One must understand that there are many, in fact most if we believe Matthew 7:14, “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” that are not going to enter into the kingdom of God, and this also is for the glory of God. Hell has been made for the glory of God, the Lake of Fire, the place of eternal torment, has been made for the glory of God, and in ways that we cannot understand, the wicked have also been prepared for His glory.
All things serve the will of God, in ways we will probably never understand, and we do not need to, we need to obey, in love, Him who by His own will has determined those things to be.