(Proverbs 11:21 KJV) Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
We have an assurance here. I hesitate to call it a promise because promises to me are positive and this is negative. The “wicked” (evil man NASB) (7451a) will be punished.
What this does not say is that you will be aware of their punishment. One of the reasons that Halloween is growing in popularity is that it gives people a chance to pretend. They can put on a mask and become what they are not. In reality that is what every day focuses on. It is hard to see through the facades people have. How do you see what it is like to not be able to trust your spouse? Most people “put on a happy face,” to use the words of a song from the past.
They may be the last to admit their suffering. Remember that the popular culture is based on rejecting God and that means there is always a willingness to lie and deceive. They reject truth so vehemently that they begin to believe the lie.
So? Don’t rejoice in the suffering of others but be assured that it is here now and coming in the future. Make sure that you know the truth and that it has set you free.