Does the LORD make the wicked for the day of trouble?
The LORD has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble.
If it is your understanding that He would not or does not choose to do that. What do you do with verses like this?
I know that sounds arrogant and priggish. I'm sorry. I don't mean it to. I am genuinely curious as to how this verse is understood in a context where God makes everything, even the wicked. Then as though that were not provacative enough, the author states God makes the wicked FOR something: the day of trouble.
He didn't have to clarify. He could have just said that God makes the wicked.
This mystery is deeper and richer than a blanket dismissal based on your visceral reaction to it. I feel like a jerk repeating this because of my base fear of man, but it is what the Bible says.
Accuse me of wrongly interpretting it or reading into it. I can deal with being wrong.
Do not accuse the Bible of being wrong however, for if there is one thing I know, it is that it is correct.
Let God be true though every one were a liar