Unlike the blessed man who took the time to prepare for the coming season, the ungodly man put no effort into preparing. He failed to believe the message, neither did he took time to read or meditate on the law of God the king.
Because he took no time to read the law, he was ill-equipped and was uninformed because of his unbelief. Therefore, when the season and time came, and he heard the king was on his way to punish his enemies, he was caught by surprise and unprepared for the hour.
Caught by surprise, it was demanded that he pay the penalty for his rebellion. Both the blessed and ungodly was standing before the king. But because he had not believed the king, the command from the king was that the ungodly man should pay with his life.
However, when the king came to the blessed man to inspect his life, the king saw that he had obeyed his word. He saw that the blessed man had done what was instructed according to the law, and upon realizing he had believed; the king’s order was that this sinful, yet obedient man was a blessed man and that he should live.
The king canceled his debt, and the blessed man could go free from the penalty. His willingness to obey the king’s instruction on how to escape wrath proves he had accepted the penalty and cause of his rebellion. The king was moved with compassion, and so forgave the debt. His name and debt were stricken from the king’s account, and the words paid in full were marked against his name. But for the ungodly man, a debt was left owing, and so he was counted unworthy; and found to be unworthy was brought to the gallows where he lost his life