For the LORD is a God of justice; how blessed are all who long for Him.
— Isaiah 30:18
One time an atheistic farmer in New England tried to rob God of His glory. He wrote this letter to the newspaper in the Fall: “I bought my seed on the Sabbath, I sowed it on the Sabbath, I watered it on the Sabbath, I fertilized it on the Sabbath, and I harvested it on the Sabbath. Now it’s October and I have the largest crop in the valley.”
The editor printed his letter and simply added one sentence: “God does not settle all of His accounts in October.”
It might seem as if the ungodly and the wicked prosper and grow, and that all goes well for them—even if they thumb their noses at God and directly defy His commandments.
Asaph wrote the 73rd Psalm, which is a classic example in the Bible of dealing with this issue. He is grieved and deeply troubled by the haughty boastfulness of the ungodly, until he remembers their end: “Surely you have set them in slippery places; You have brought them down to ruin” (v.18).
We can trust God to make all wrongs right. We can wait upon Him to bring justice to His children. All accounts will be settled, whether it is in this life or the next. Indeed, He does not settle accounts in October.