Monday, June 16, 2014

Vagrant Butterflies

Earthly vanities can never satisfy the enlarged desires of an immortal soul. This is the reason why worldly people are so restless and changeable.
Temporal objects soon cloy and satiate, therefore worldlings fly from flower to flower like vagrant butterflies, until death closes their idle chase after an unreal happiness!
Did they possess true wisdom, they would discover the source of true felicity.
Christ and happiness are inseparable. If we find true happiness, it is because we have found Christ; for the pardon of sin,   peace with God,   purity of heart, and   the hope of glory, cannot fail to render the believer blessed.
[Thomas Reade]


Psalm 144:15 ... Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.

Psalm 146:5 ... Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

Proverbs 3:13 ... Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

1 Peter 4:14 ... If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.