Sunday, December 7, 2014

It Will Matter Little

What does it really matter where we spend the few years of our pilgrimage here below?

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]


2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ... For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  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.
Psalm 37:18 ... The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
1 Peter 1:4 ... To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,