(Charles Spurgeon, "Flowers from a Puritan's Garden" 1883)
"To rule a kingdom, is a nobler matter than to play with marbles."
What, then, is the folly of the worldling's choice, when he prefers to be contending among men for earthly toys--instead of seeking those things which are above!
How great is the degradation of professing Christians, when their minds are taken up with fashionable trivialities--instead of living alone to glorify their God, and acting as those whom Jesus has made to be kings and priests!
Who cares for pebbles--when jewels glitter before him?
Who would choose toys and rattles--when the wealth of the Indies is offered him?
Let us be no longer children or fools--but act as men who have put away childish things.
"Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth!" Colossians 3:1-2