Analogous to the beasts

(James W. Alexander, "Consolation" 1852)

"With Your hand, Lord, save me from the men of
 the world, whose portion is in this life." Ps. 17:14

The men of the world go through their lives in a
poor ignoble manner, analogous to the beasts
which do not lift their heads above the pasture
in which they browse.

The true Christian no longer has his heart knit to
worldly pleasures and idols. His soul flies far away,
above and beyond these surrounding earthly trifles,
and fixes itself on the spiritual glories of Christ and
His eternal kingdom.

Faith in these glorious realities, casts a shadow
over the present earthy toys. "This is the victory
that overcomes the world--even our faith."