Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It is Far Better to Dwell in a Poor Cottage

The upright man is far happier in the poorest circumstances than a wicked man in his greatest prosperity. Though a wicked man surmounts his neighbor as far as the cedars of the mountain overtop the creeping shrubs of the valley yet he shall be filled with the strokes of divine vengeance. Though he dwells in a magnificent palace, the tempest of divine indignation shall beat it down!

But the righteous man, though at present he appears like the incarnate Savior, a tender plant shall grow like the cedar in Lebanon. And though his dwelling place is but a
tent, it shall flourish, and prosper, and grow into a heavenly mansion! It is far better to dwell in a poor cottage where the blessing of God rests, and in which is heard the melody of joy and praise than in a palace which lies under the curse of the Lord!

[George Lawson]


Proverbs 14:11 ... The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Luke 18:24-25 ... And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

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?❤