An evil man may win many victories but will
ultimately suffer the worst of all defeats;
the eternal damnation of his soul.
A righteous man may suffer many set backs
and defeats, yet ultimately will win the greatest
of all victories; the eternal and everlasting citizenship
in the Kingdom of Heaven.
When an evil man dies, what good does his ill
gotten fame and fortune do him then? He will
lose everything forever.
A righteous man lays up for himself treasure in
Heaven and willingly forsakes all earthly gain.
So when a righteous man dies he loses nothing
but instead inherits his everlasting heavenly reward.
An evil man receives the praise of men all the days
of his short life but when he dies he will lose it all.
A righteous man is praised by God before the Angels of Heaven, receiving little
if any honor from men while he yet lives on this earth.
Brethren, the honor that comes from God is forever.