Ever wondered why things are not going too well for so many people in this world?

Let’s look at Proverbs 1:22–33,
where God speaks to His people
(to whom he refers as “His children”)

O children, how long will you love childishness,
and fools covet those things which are hurtful to themselves,
and the unwise hate knowledge?

Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you,
and will show you my words.

Because I called, and you refused:
I stretched out my hand, and there was none that regarded.

You have despised all my counsel,
and have neglected my reprehensions.
I also will laugh in your destruction,
and will mock when that shall come to you which you feared.

When sudden calamity shall fall on you,
and destruction, as a tempest, shall be at hand:
when tribulation and distress shall come upon you:
Then shall they call upon me, and I will not hear:
they shall rise in the morning, and shall not find me:
Because they have hated instruction,
and received not the fear of the Lord,
Nor consented to my counsel, but despised all my reproof.

Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way,
and shall be filled with their own devices.

The turning away of little ones shall kill them,
and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror,
and shall enjoy abundance, without fear of evils.