In his infinite wisdom God disregarded the lawyer’s desire to a make prosperous living, thus extending litigation ad infinitum, ad nauseum. On at least four occasions in Deuteronomy God instructed Israel to quickly and carefully identify evil among them, then administer appropriate punishment: 13:11, 17:13, 19:20, 21:21.
Aided by hordes of lawyers needing employment and wanting luxury, America sinks into endless litigation. One capital punishment case took 13 years before the criminal paid its price. One Australian man lived 70 years, 303 days on death row before he died at 92 of old age.
What if, like mythical Pinocchio’s nose, every sinner’s would grow an inch for each lie? What if an arm or leg grew shorter each time we sinned? Or, if, like bank robbers, every sin included a dye pack which explodes minutes after the theft, or killing or fraud, bathing the sinners’ legs in red?
No? Probably not.
Nevertheless, the litigious nature of our society, fueled by the American Bar Association, needlessly lengthens the time between arrest for a crime and the trial to convict and its punishment.
God has nothing to do with our delays, though he seems reluctant to judge. He won’t be mocked. Judgment delayed isn’t judgment denied; it’s merely judgment intensified! America remains in the bulls-eye of God’s wrath for rejecting his Son. It isn’t IF, but WHEN, that wrath falls. Delaying it means: his patience is giving us the chance to repent. It also means, when it comes, his wheel of justice will grind slowly and exceedingly fine.