“Treasury of David”
“If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them!” Psalm 62:10
Do not fix your love upon your money bags! To bow your immortal spirit to the constant contemplation of fading possessions, is extreme folly.
Shall those who call the Lord their glory–glory in yellow earth? Shall the image of Caesar on coins, deprive them of communion with Him who is the image of the invisible God? As we must not rest in men, so neither must we repose in money.
Gain and fame are only so much foam of the sea! All the wealth and honor which the whole world can afford, would be too slender a thread to bear up the happiness of an immortal soul. Our misery is that we thirst so little for heavenly realities–and so much for the mocking trifles of time and sense.
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37