Each Sunday, I try to post a devotional thought for you to meditate on. Sometimes it will be something out of my own studies and prayers. Other times – like today – it will be from another source.
Today, I am posting a great thought from Thomas Brooks, courtesy of Grace Gems:
(Thomas Brooks, “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ”)
One grain of grace is of far greater worth, than all the gold of Ophir and all the silver of the Indies—which are but the guts and garbage of the earth. The gleanings, the smallest gatherings of the riches of Christ, are far better, more excellent, more satisfying, more contenting, more ravishing—than all the riches of this world.
Riches are called thick clay, Hab. 2:6, which will sooner break the back, than lighten the heart. The wise merchant, Matthew 13:44-45, parts with all to gain this Pearl of great price. The truth is, other riches are but a burden.
Pheraulus, a poor man, on whom Cyrus bestowed so much, that he knew not what to do with his riches—being wearied out with care in keeping of them—he desired rather to live quietly, though poor, as he had done before, than to possess all those riches with discontent.
Therefore he gave away all his wealth, desiring only to enjoy so much as might supply his necessities.
Let worldly professors think seriously of this story and blush.
A little will satisfy nature,
less will satisfy grace,
nothing will satisfy men’s lusts.
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