We return to our series on providence. We have seen how God deals with His children, even in their sin and wandering, to humble them and draw them nearer to Him in love and dependence. Now we see how God deals with the wicked and their sin. The end of all these things is the glory of God. The dealings of God with the wicked in some ways resemble His dealings with His own people but the intention, the purpose and the result is very different in the two cases.