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Today's reading: Ecclesiastes 8:10-13

I found myself nodding my head in agreement at Solomon's observations about the sinful desires and actions of people, and how, by appearances, those who choose to do wrong seem to prosper. People are still people, and nothing has changed in several thousand years. We still misuse the power we have for our own pleasure and advantage, we still act dishonestly, we still take shortcuts for financial gain--you name it. But whatever is gained by acting wrongly, is only earthly gain and for a short time. God sees it all and He will make things right in His timing.

"But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear before God" (vs. 13).

How does knowing that it will "not be well with the wicked" help and encourage you to do what is right when you are tempted to do wrong? What comfort do you draw from this passage? Tami

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The fact that we're assured that the righteous, not the wicked will prosper challenges us to look at life with an eternal perspective, since the wicked seem to prosper on Earth.

Also, I keep commenting daily, but none of the comments show up on the blog. Not sure what's happening there.

In accordance with the measure of faith that God has given me, I am at peace about eternal outcomes. God is perfectly just and perfectly loving. He is patient, yet justice will come for all of us, evil and good.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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