The glittering toys of life!
"These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth." Hebrews 11:13
We are pilgrims — we are strangers in a barren land. This world is not our portion — it is incapable of satisfying our desires. The glittering toys of life are not calculated to afford real enjoyment.
There is nothing in Heaven or earth that can delight our hearts and ease us of the heavy load of sin, but God.
Let us not be satisfied with the groveling pursuits of time — but let us look to the unchangeable Jehovah for a supply of His soul-refreshing grace.
How much has God done for us individually! He has made us partakers of His grace and redeemed us from eternal destruction. What shall we render to Him for this abundant mercy? O let our future lives evince gratitude — and let our praises unceasingly flow to His throne.
"Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul!" 1 Peter 2:11