What a bauble!

("The Duty of Seeking the Things Which are
Jesus Christ's
" by David Black, 1762-1806)

"The unsearchable riches of Christ!" Ephes. 3:8

How poor and trifling are all those objects which
so much engross the time and attention of the
great bulk of mankind!

What a bauble
is wealth, compared with
the unsearchable riches of Christ!

How insignificant is the honor which comes from
man, compared with the honor which comes from

And how contemptible the pleasures of sin,
which are but for a season--those short-lived
enjoyments for which men barter their souls
and eternal salvation!

"The world and everything in it that people desire
 is passing away; but those who do the will of God
 live forever." (1 John 2:17)