The world's golden sands!
(Thomas Watson, "The
"Do not love the world or anything in the world.
If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father
is not in him." 1 John 2:15
If you would not fall short of the kingdom of heaven,
take heed of worldly-mindedness. A covetous spirit
chokes holy affections, as the earth puts out the fire.
"The riches of the world, are the snares of the devil!"
Riches are golden snares! If a man were to climb up a
steep rock, and had weights tied to his legs—it would
hinder him in his ascent. Just so, many golden weights
will hinder us from climbing up the steep rock which
leads to heaven.
The world is no friend to grace. The more the babe
sucks—the weaker the mother is. Just so, the more
the world sucks—the weaker our grace is.
Had a man a monopoly of all the wealth of the world;
could he heap up riches to the stars—yet his heart
would not be filled. Covetousness is never satisfied.
Joshua could stop the course of the sun—but could not
stop Achan in his covetous pursuit of the wedge of gold.
He whose heart is locked up in his chest, will be locked
out of heaven!
Some ships which have escaped the rocks—have
been wrecked upon the sands. Just so, many who
have escaped gross sins—have been wrecked upon
the world's golden sands!