Life is short, vain, and transitory; and if I live in comfort and wealth, or in comparative poverty, it will matter little when I lie in my coffin!
This life is soon passing away, and an eternal state fast coming on! It will greatly matter whether our religion was natural or spiritual, our faith human or divine, our hope a heavenly gift or a spider's web!
But our blind, foolish hearts are so concerned about things which are but the dust of the balance, and so little anxious about our all in all.
There is no greater inheritance than to be a son or daughter of the Lord Almighty. To have a saving interest in the electing love of the Father, the redeeming blood of the Son, and the sanctifying operations of the Holy Spirit, is worth a million of worlds! Without such, we must be eternally miserable; and with it eternally happy.
[J. C. Philpot]