Who cares for pebbles--when jewels glitter before him?

Who cares for pebbles — when jewels glitter before him?
 
(Charles Spurgeon)
 
"To rule a kingdom, is a nobler matter than to play with marbles."
 
What, then, is the folly of the worldling's choice, when he prefers to be contending among men for earthly toys — instead of seeking those eternal treasures above!
 
How great is the degradation of professing Christians, when their minds are taken up with fashionable trivialities — instead of living alone to glorify their God, and acting as those whom Jesus has made to be kings and priests!
 
Who cares for pebbles — when jewels glitter before him?
 
Who would choose toys and rattles — when the wealth of the Indies is offered him?
 
Let us be no longer children or fools — but act as men who have put away childish things.
 
"Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ — keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above — not on the things that are on earth!" Colossians 3:1-2