Why does God not smite the wicked and send them to hell? How come the wicked is prospering in their wickedness, why is God allowing the wicked to enjoy their blessings in their sin and wickedness? These are the questions we all want answered, questions that confuse us about God. Some think God is being unfair and some think He is weak because He allows the wicked to live and prosper… Hold that thought.
Remember those in Christ now were not born again from the womb; we were once wicked too (God considers sin wickedness) and God in His mercy and kindness spared us and wooed us until we turned from our sins. Even now he still shows us kindness because we are not perfect yet He spares us in the hope that we will consider His kindness, feel sorry and deal with our inadequacies. We must not take it for granted.
In the same way He shows those who are not in Christ kindness by sparing them in the hope that they will be remorseful and turn from their wicked ways.
…Are you mindful or actually ignorant (of the fact) that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repent (to change your mind and inner man to accept God’s will)? Romans 2:4 (AMP)