While Christians yearn for God, the wicked have no such feelings.
they disdain even the thought of God. "The
wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in
none of his
thoughts." Ps 10:4 Being gracious to wicked
people generally leads to them taking advantage of you and not
learning righteousness. For the wicked to come to faith, it's
seemingly better that they experience God's judgment, the
consequences of their sin, imprisonment or the like so that they
may learn to fear God and learn justice. It's an essential concept
prerequisite for all who would come to be saved. Then when they
are repented let them be shown grace. That's generally how God
deals with people in the Bible. Israel becomes wicked. God brings
judgment. They repent. God shows grace.
The so-called "wicked" whom Jesus ministered to were largely
those who were repenting of their wickedness. While those he
disdained were the religious elite who refused to repent. To them
he spoke harshly and in his parables he portrayed them as those
who would go to hell. The unrepentant primarily need to learn of
God's justice in light of their sinfuless. The repentant need to
learn of God's grace which Jesus procured for them on the cross,
providing eternal salvation through the forgiveness of sins.