("Solitude Sweetened" by James Meikle, 1730-1799)
Alas! with what desperate madness are those chargeable — who are taken up with transitory trifles, and neglect the realities of the everlasting world? When I consider the vanity of all earthly greatness, I cannot help concluding, that such as pursue after it are intoxicated with poison. But even if the pleasures of this world were real and solid, yet they are so transient — that they are not worthy our pursuit!
O how wise they are for earthly trifles — but how foolish for eternal realities!
Once a great king made a vast feast for his nobles for a hundred and eighty days; nothing less than a royal treasury could support the expense of such an entertainment.
But the King of kings shall feast and satiate all His mighty angels, and all His chosen people on His own undiminished fullness through eternity itself! Here is . . .
bliss without ceasing,
abundance beyond all bounds,
and possession without end!
"In Your presence is fullness of joy! In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore!" (Psalm 16:11)