The Mystery Of The Prosperous Wicked

by guest speaker Evangelist Dale Zehnder


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Psa 73:1-28

(1)  <A Psalm of Asaph. > Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

(2) But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

(3) For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

(4) For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

(5) They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

(6) Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

(7) Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

(8) They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

(9) They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

(10) Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

(11) And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

(12) Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

(13) Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

(14) For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

(15) If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

(16) When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

(17) Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

(18) Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

(19) How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

(20) As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

(21) Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

(22) So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

(23) Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.

(24) Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

(25) Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

(26) My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

(27) For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

(28) But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Eph 6:15

(15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;


2Sa 22:37

(37) Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.


1Jo 2:16

(16) For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.


2Ti 2:4

(4) No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.


Mat 6:33

(33) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


Lev 20:7

(7) Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.


1Jo 3:18-24

(18) My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

(19) And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

(20) For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

(21) Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

(22) And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

(23) And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

(24) And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.


Psa 37:1

(1)    <A Psalm of David. > Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.


Pro 3:5-8

(5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

(6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

(7) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

(8) It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.


1Ti 6:6-12

(6) But godliness with contentment is great gain.

(7) For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

(8) And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

(9) But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

(10) For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

(11) But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

(12) Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.


Psa 34:19

(19) Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

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