Not your resting place

(Thomas Reade)

“May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it.” Ephesians 3:19

What are all the vanities of this world but painted bubbles, when compared with this eternal treasure?

Is there not then cause for apprehension, lest, while we profess much love for Christ, our hearts should cleave unto the dust of this poor world?

Are we not in danger of making a home of this fleeting world, and of setting up our rest here, as if this wilderness were our glorious eternal inheritance?

“Arise and depart! For this is not your resting place, because it is defiled, it is ruined, beyond all remedy!” Micah 2:10

“Our citizenship is in Heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ!” Philippians 3:20

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory!” Colossians 3:1-4

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