The foolish Indians!
(Thomas Brooks, "The Crown and Glory of Christianity, or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness", 1662)
The foolish Indians preferred every toy and trifle, before their mines of gold. Just so, many foolish professors prefer the trifling vanities of this world, before the glorious treasures and endless pleasures which are at God's right hand. Witness that high price which they set upon . . .
the empty honors,
the fading riches, and
the fleeting pleasures of this world!
How severely are they to be censured — who prefer the poor, base, empty nothings of this world — before all the glory and happiness of the eternal world!
Were there but more holiness in your hearts — all the mirthful and gallant things of this world would be more contemptible in your eyes.
"Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as rubbish, so that I could gain Christ!" Philippians 3:8