The world's coveted possessions!
(John MacDuff, "Ripples in the Twilight" 1885)
The pride of title and the pride of riches — hereditary rank — high-sounding names — barns filled to repletion — piles of hoarded gold — these are the world's coveted possessions!
But pause and ask:
Will these bribe death?
Will these arrest the winged arrow in its flight?
Will these ferry a man easier across Jordan?
The monarch and the slave;
the king and the peasant;
the millionaire and the beggar
— are the same at last!
But, here is a glorious title — enduring riches which death cannot rob, and the grave cannot spoil, "Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is!" 1 John 3:2
"In Your presence is fullness of joy! At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore!" Psalm 16:11