How many, O how many

(Philpot, "Contemplations & Reflections")

"These people draw near to Me with their
 mouth, and honor Me with their lips; but
 their heart is far from Me." Matthew 15:8

How many, O how many of those who sit
in our chapels amid the people of God are
perishing in their sins with . . .
  the Bible and hymn-book before their eyes,
  the sound of the gospel in their ears,
  the doctrines of grace on their lips,
  but the love of the world in their hearts!

"Don't love the world, neither the things that
 are in the world. If anyone loves the world,
 the Father's love isn't in him." 1 John 2:15