But let the Christian lose sight for a season of his heavenly inheritance, and wander over earth's surface in search of worldly good, how soon will he find an unsatisfying vacuity, where not even an olive leaf shall be found to greet his eye or to cheer his heart. The Christian may so far backslide, as to wish to explore anew the world which he professes to have forsaken and God may allow him to do so. But O how soon his wing will tire, and his prospect become gloomy! Glad will he be to return and flutter around the ark, longing to be taken in, where he can once more feel himself happy and at home. And Jesus kindly extends His hand to take us in even when we have sinfully wandered from His loving arms.
Why is it that we can be so often deceived? Have we not tried the world and have we not been disappointed in the pursuit? Never again then let us leave the sacred ark, never again wander from our Lord.