Thursday, December 1, 2016

Three Inscriptions!

Over the triple doorways of a European Cathedral, there are three inscriptions spanning the splendid arches.

Over one is carved a beautiful wreath of roses, and underneath is the lettering: "All which pleases us is but for a moment."

Over the other arch is sculptured a cross, and there are the words: "All which troubles us is but for a moment."

But on the great central entrance to the main aisle, is the inscription:"That alone is important, which is eternal."

If we always realize these three truths, we would not let trifles trouble us; nor would we be so much interested in the passing pageants of the hour.  We would live, as we do not now for the permanent and the eternal.

[J. C. Pittman]


2 Corinthians 4:18 ... 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.

Colossians 3:2 ... Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

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.❤