The second part of this verse I find troubling. If we are righteous we have a purpose, if we are “evil” (7463) we also have a purpose. Notice that the “wicked” (7463) exist for a purpose. That is not my difficulty. The thing that bothers me is that God “made” (6466) them. If I were predestined to believe in predestination I could simply accept that some were created to go to Hell. I don’t believe that is the witness of the entire body of scripture, so I need to go further.
I have to come to the point where I accept that when God created the world He knew that some would chose to reject Him. Again, as a long range planner, He made provision for that. Even the wicked have a purpose. Here it says it is for the “day of evil.” There will be a “day” (3117) [yom] of evil. This is the only place this phrase appears in the NASB so it is hard to figure what it means through word studies. It could refer to Armageddon. I don’t know.
So, God knows there are wicked people around. He has made provision both for eternity and for today. Remember,
(1 John 4:4 KJV) Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.There is a reason we walk in faith. It is not a game, it is a life-style.