Sunday, June 8, 2014

We Are All Going!

We live in a world where all things are temporary and passing away. Surely, a man must be blind, who cannot realize this. Everything around us is decaying, dying, and coming to an end.We are all going, going, going; whether   eminent or unimportant,  gentle or cruel,  rich or poor,  old or young. We are all going and will soon be gone!

The houses we live in, the homes we love, the riches we accumulate, the professions we follow, the plans we formulate,the relations we enter into they are only for a short time!

Oh, you who love the world;  awake to see things in their true light, before it is too late. The things you live for now, are all temporary and passing away! The pleasures, the amusements, the recreations, the profits, the earthly callings, which now absorb all your heart and drink up your entire mind will soon be over! They are poor fleeting things, which cannot last.

Oh, do not love them too much; do not hold on to them too tightly; do not make them your idols! You cannot keep them and you must leave them!

This same thought ought to cheer and comfort every true Christian. Your trials, crosses, and conflicts are all temporary! Your cross will soon be exchanged for a

"What is unseen is eternal." The world which we are going to, is  an endless eternity,   a sea without a bottom,   and an ocean without a shore!

[J. C. Ryle]


1 Corinthians 7:31 ... And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.


James 4:14 ... Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

2 Corinthians 4:18 ... While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.