Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fattening For Worms

If you are wealthy, you may reside in a splendid mansion but it is only to leave it one day for a dark and narrow house! You may pamper the body with the costliest luxuries but you are only fattening it for worms! Nor can the flashing blaze of a thousand diamonds blind our eyes to the melancholy fact that this mirthful, beautiful, charming body shall, stripped of all its luxury, be wrapped in a shroud, nailed up in a coffin and thrust down into a black hole to rot!

But give me the treasures of redemption my food is heavenly manna, my wine is divine love, my sweet pillow is the bosom of the Son, my strong defense is the arm of Almighty God, my home is that palace, eternal in the heavens!

[Thomas Guthrie]


1 Timothy 6:7-10 ... For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.  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.

Colossians 3:1-3 ... If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Matthew 6:19-21 ... Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.❤