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Do you ever feel like the unbelieving wicked always have the upper hand over the people of God? Read this and understand that it is not so.

BibleGateway: Ecclesiastes 8:10-13

ESV Text: Ecclesiastes 8:10-13

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:14 and ends at about 1:58

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10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity. 11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 430:
What Is the World to Me

— Organ Audio

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1. What is the world to me 
With all its vaunted pleasure 
When Thou, and Thou alone, 
Lord Jesus, art my Treasure! 
Thou only, dearest Lord, 
My soul’s Delight shalt be; 
Thou art my Peace, my Rest,- 
What is the world to me! 

2. The would is like a cloud 
And like a vapor fleeting, 
A shadow that declines, 
Swift to its end retreating. 
My Jesus doth abide, 
Though all things fade and flee; 
My everlasting Rock,- 
What is the world to me! 

3. The world seeks to be praised 
And honored by the mighty, 
Yet never once reflects 
That they are frail and flighty. 
But what I truly prize 
Above all things is He, 
My Jesus, He alone,- 
What is the world to me! 

4. The world seeks after wealth 
And all that Mammon offers, 
Yet never is content 
Though gold should fill its coffers. 
I have a higher good, 
Content with it I’ll be: 
My Jesus is my Wealth,- 
What is the world to me! 

5. The world is sorely grieved 
Whenever it is slighted 
Or when its hollow fame 
And honor have been blighted. 
Christ, Thy reproach I bear 
Long as it pleaseth Thee; 
I’m honored by my Lord,- 
What is the world to me! 

6. The world with wanton pride 
Exalts its sinful pleasures 
And for them foolishly 
Gives up the heavenly treasures. 
Let others love the world 
With all its vanity; 
I love the Lord, my God,- 
What is the world to me! 

7. The world abideth not; 
Lo, like a flash ’twill vanish; 
With all it gorgeous pomp 
Pale death it cannot banish; 
Its riches pass away, 
And all its joys must flee; 
But Jesus doth abide,- 
What is the world to me! 

8. What is the world to me! 
My Jesus is my Treasure, 
My Life, my Health, my Wealth, 
My Friend, my Love, my Pleasure, 
My Joy, my Crown, my All, 
My Bliss eternally. 
Once more, then, I declare: 
What is the world to me!