for toys and trifles
O for what trifles, will men cast
their precious souls!
It is proper only to
children, not to men--to be
for toys and trifles. So let the men of
this world lament the loss of worldly vanities. But
let the heirs of God, the joint-heirs with Christ,
rejoice that the treasures of eternity are theirs!
"But blessed are your eyes, for they
Happy are those who have the eyes of their
mind opened, and clearly
see . . .
the deformity of sin,
the beauty of holiness,
the excellency of piety,
the necessity of the new birth,
the preciousness of Christ,
the glory of eternal realities.
see the mutable and fickle state
things, and therefore hold a loose grip on the
creature, however dear, however near--and
set my affections on things which are above!