They would pass by these glittering unrealities
"Will you set your eyes upon that which is not? Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone — for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle!" Proverbs 23:5
People are badly cheated in this world. They often imagine that gold, silver, houses, lands, and stocks are the real treasures. So they toil for these things and gather them into their possession, and pile up what they suppose to be wealth. Thus they live like princes in their fine houses, and call themselves millionaires.
But one day their supposed riches take to themselves wings and fly away like eagles to the skies. Or they may keep their wealth, perhaps, and die at last in the midst of it, and have a great funeral. But then they find that they cannot carry a penny of it with them!
"How much did he leave?" was asked about a rich man who had died.
"He left all of it!" was the answer.
If men only knew that there are other things far more worth setting eyes and heart upon — things which will never fly away — they would pass by these glittering unrealities — to lay hold of the true riches!
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived — what God has prepared for those who love Him!" 1 Corinthians 2:9