There are certain principles that regulate the divine government of God and these principles cannot be changed. Men, through unbelief, are slow to accept these principles and to acknowledge the inevitable results of how they work. They are deceived by present appearances. They reason from things as they are, and conclude that, where there is material prosperity, things are okay. That this will and MUST continue at all costs. But we should learn a lesson from the story of Nineveh to know that wickedness may prevail for a while but God’s judgment swiftly follows especially when His grace has been more than exhausted.