Irony does not punish, it does not reward, it does not take sides... what it does, simply, is reveal. It's the essence of laughter. I think that's all God – or whatever you wanna call it – does. She laughs. You get to decide at or with. You may choose to take yourself (ego) too seriously, in which case God's laughter will probably make you angry (thus compounding the joke) or you may choose to laugh along.
To laugh is the same as to dance is the same as to love.