Tag: Wealth

What trash does it appear

Mary Winslowby Mary Winslow

“The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever!” 1 John 2:17

What a brittle thing is all the glory, wealth, and honor of this vain world! How empty, and what trash does it appear! And yet men sell their souls to grasp it, and at last pass away from it and find it all a phantom. How unceasing is Satan in forever bringing it before our eyes, in some form or other! What is all the pomp and wealth and rank of this poor fleeting world, in contrast with the glory that shall soon be revealed in all those who love His appearing?

by Mary Winslow

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