lick the dust!
"Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the
"For where your treasure is—there your heart
will be also." Matthew 6:21
Covetous people make the world their
Their treasure does most command their hearts.
They can no more live above the world—than a
fish can live out of the water. They
serpent's curse upon them—they lick
wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you
will eat dust all the days of your life!" Genesis 3:14
Without God—O how empty and insignificant
all worldly things!
They are . . .
earthly in their matter,
painful in their procuring,
glutting in their fruition,
fleeting in their duration,
damning in their conclusion!
"But godliness with contentment is a great gain!"
1 Timothy 6:6