Our own amusement?

(Favell Lee Mortimer, "Family Devotions")

For what purpose did we come into the world?

Our own amusement?

O no! Yet many live as if they were born merely
live in pleasure, and then to die like the beasts!

A young lady was once converted by meditating on
the first question in the catechism--"What is the chief
end of man?" The answer, "To glorify God, and enjoy
Him forever." She felt that she was not fulfilling this
end while spending her time in vain and worldly
. By the grace of God she gave them up,
and became an eminent Christian.

"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly
 things." Col. 3:1-2