The painted beauties of this world will wither!

(John Owen)

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God!" Colossians 3:1

I would fix all my thoughts and desires on Christ's glory! The more I see of the glory of Christ--the more the painted beauties of this world will wither in my eyes and I will be more and more crucified to this world. It will become to me like something dead and putrid, impossible for me to enjoy!

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith!" Hebrews 12:2