Saturday, April 25, 2015


Earthly riches are called thorns, and well they may; for as thorns, they pierce both head and heart. They pierce the head with cares in getting them and the heart with grief in parting with them.

Earthly riches have cast down many, they have slain many.
If poverty has slain her thousands; riches has slain her ten thousands.

Oh the souls that riches have pierced through and through with many sorrows!

Oh the minds that riches have blinded!

Oh the hearts that riches have hardened!

Oh the consciences that riches have benumbed!

Oh the wills that riches have perverted!

Oh the affections that riches have disordered and destroyed!

Earthly riches are very vexing and very defiling and to multitudes prove very ruining.
[Thomas Brooks]
Luke 8:14 ... And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
1 Timothy 6:9-10 ... But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Matthew 16:26 ... For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? ❤