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Happiness of the Wicked, The


1. Is limited to this life. Ps 17:14; Lu 16:25.

2. Is short. Job 20:5.

3. Is uncertain. Lu 12:20; Jas 4:13,14.

4. Is vain. Ec 2:1; 7:6.

5. Is derived from

a. Their wealth. Job 21:13; Ps 52:7.

b. Their power. Job 21:7; Ps 37:35.

c. Their worldly prosperity. Ps 17:14; 73:3,4,7.

d. Popular applause. Ac 12:22.

e. Gluttony. Isa 22:13; Hab 1:16.

f. Drunkenness. Isa 5:11; 56:12.

g. Vain pleasure. Job 21:12; Isa 5:12.

h. Successful oppression. Hab 1:15; Jas 5:6.

6. Marred by jealousy. Es 5:13.

7. Often interrupted by judgments. Nu 11:33; Job 15:21; Ps 73:18-20; Jer 25:10-11.

8. Leads to sorrow. Pr 14:13.

9. Leads to recklessness. Isa 22:13.

10. Sometimes a stumbling-block to saints. Ps 73:3,16; Jer 12:1; Hab 1:13.

11. Saints often permitted to see the end of. Ps 73:17-20.

12. Envy not. Ps 37:1.

13. Woe against. Am 6:1; Lu 6:25.

14. Illustrated. Ps 37:35,36; Lu 12:16-20; 16:19-25.

15. Exemplified

a. Israel. Nu 11:33.

b. Haman. Es 5:9-11.

c. Belshazzar. Da 5:1.

d. Herod. Ac 12:21-23.