Why do the Good Die Young?

The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. Isaiah 57:1-2

The age old question when a good person dies young, before their time; Why did God allow this good person to die, yet bad people live a long life? The short answer is it is not God causing their death, but death comes as a result of man’s fallen nature, that when sin entered mankind, the life God intended for man was changed. The longer answer is that given man’s fallen nature, God is still working in our lives. Today’s scripture tells us that God takes away the righteous to be spared from evil. This requires the understanding that death is not the end of life. The righteous person, the believer in Christ, is taken to a better place. We can take comfort and joy in that fact.