Q&A: Do the Wicked Receive Grace from God? Isaiah 26:10

Do the Wicked Receive Grace from God? Isaiah 26:10

Question

Do the wicked receive grace from God? Isaiah 26:10

Answer

Isaiah 26:10 Though grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and regard not the majesty of the LORD.
The wicked receive "common grace" (Matt. 5:45), but this differs from "saving grace," which is only given to the elect (Eph. 2:8-10; cf. Eph 1:4-5, 11). Even though the wicked receive common grace, they still fail to recognize God and turn to him in righteousness (Acts 14:14-17; Rom. 1:8-32; 8:5-8; 1 Cor. 2:14).

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill).