The things the pagans are always concerned about
(Erskine, "The Groans of Believers under Their Burdens")
"So don't worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will
we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' These are the things
the pagans are always concerned about." Mt. 6:32-33
The great concern of the ungodly is about their clay-tabernacle,
how to gratify it, how to beautify it, and how to adorn it. Their
language is, "Who will show us any good? What shall we eat?
What shall we drink? What shall we wear?"
But they have no thought or concern about the immortal
soul which inhabits the tabernacle--which must be happy
or miserable forever!
O sirs! Remember, that whatever care you take about
this clay-tabernacle, it will turn into dust before long,
and the reeking grave will be its habitation--where worms
and corruption will prey upon the fairest face and purest
Where will be your beauty, strength, or fine attire,
when the curtains of the grave are drawn around you?