Set Your Heart on Fearing God #260

10  Then I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of holiness, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done. This also is vanity. 11  Because the 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 does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him. 13  But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God. (Ecclesiastes 8:10-13)

Solomon observed that at times it appears the wicked prosper. However, it would be foolish to conclude on appearance alone that wickedness is preferable to holiness. It may seem that wicked is preferable because justice is not speedily applied. When this happens, evil people choose evil, thinking they are above accountability. But, in the end it will not be well with the wicked. The person who fears God will reap great blessings while the wicked perish. Remember: Evil people live for the moment, but the holy ones fear God and live for eternity. Which do you choose to be?