The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.
What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?
"For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity; They will be led forth at the day of fury.
Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made."
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
"The people whom I formed for Myself Will declare My praise.
and, "A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE"; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.
and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
"Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created."