Jude 9-10, 17-19
The unGOdly seems to have an edge against the Godly-he has the support of the world system that majorly operates based on instincts that is not different from that of an animal. Because of this, a man given to the Spirit and the rulership of the LORD does not give in to debates and arguments with the unGodly.
Because the unGodly is operating in the system that supports his lifestyle, it would seem like he is more successful than the Godly. To try and compete with him would be to cross the realm of God to that of animals. If we want to define and success and live by its definition, we must ask from God what He knows to be success because to define success according to the view of the unGodly is the beginning of crossing the line (the line is getting blurrier from time to time).
The response of the Godly is to rebuke the unGodly by allowing God to take charge of the situation. The way the Godly lives must rebuke the life of the unGodly as truth always rebukes lies. Being Godly should mean that the power of the LORD is present and available for the Godly to enforce GOdliness. The reason the unGodly thrives is because the Godly fails to rebuke him . . . UnGodliness must not be given a chance for dialogue or reason; it must be rooted out at the very instance of its awareness.