Only the eternal is important
(J. R. Miller, "Counsel and Help" 1907)
"Set your minds on things above — — not on earthly things." Colossians 3:2
Over the doorway of a church is the inscription: "Only the eternal is important".
There are a great many things which are not worth our while to do. Some of us spend our days in poor trivialities which bless no one, and which will add no luster to our crown.
Waste no opportunity.
Despise no privilege.
Squander no moment.
One hour lost will leave a flaw.
There is just enough time for you to live your life well — — if you spend every moment of it in earnest, faithful duty. A life thus lived in unbroken diligence and faithfulness, will have no regrets when the end comes. Its work will be completed.
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18