Tag: Profit

It profits us nothing!

A.W. Pinkby A.W. Pink

“Though I understand all mysteries and all knowledge . . . and have not love, I am nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2

We must distinguish between things that differ, namely, a knowledge of spiritual things–and actual spiritual knowledge.

A knowledge of spiritual things can be acquired by the unregenerate.
Spiritual knowledge is peculiar to the children of God.

A knowledge of spiritual things is merely intellectual and theoretical.
Spiritual knowledge is vital and effectual.

One may take up “Bible study” in the same way as another would the study of philosophy or science. He may pursue it diligently and enthusiastically. He may obtain a familiarity of the letter of Scripture and a proficiency in understanding its terms, far in advance of the hard-working Christian who has less leisure and less natural ability. Yet what is such knowledge worth, if it . . . does not affect the heart, fails to transform the character and make the daily walk pleasing to God!

Unless our “Bible study” is conforming us, both inwardly and outwardly, to the image of Christ–it profits us nothing!

by A.W. Pink

Do not fix your love upon your money bags!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“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

by Charles Spurgeon