Please ponder this.
The base cares and the petty enjoyments of the present world
(John Angell James) (1785—1859)
“I write plain truths, in plain language, for plain people!”
Sin is raging all around us!
Satan is busy in the work of destruction!
Men are dying!
Souls are every moment departing into eternity!
Hell is enlarging her mouth, and multitudes are continually descending to torments which knows no mitigation and no end!
How astounding is it sometimes to ourselves, that, the base cares and the petty enjoyments of the present world should have so much power over us, as to retard us in our heavenward course, and make us negligent and indolent, heedless and forgetful.
Time is short!
Life is uncertain!
Death is at hand!
Immortality is about to swallow up our existence in eternal life–or eternal death!
Heaven expanding above us!
Hell is yawning beneath us!
Eternity is opening before us!
Once you are through pondering. Take the appropriate action and Paul’s counsel to the Colossians, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2)
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001