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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 A precious commodity in hell -brooks

[b]A precious commodity in hell[/b]

(Thomas Brooks, "Heaven on Earth" 1667)

Most men spend the greatest part of their time
on things that are that are of little or no value;
as Domitian, the Roman emperor, who spent his
time in catching of flies.

Make a speedy and a thorough improvement of all
opportunities of grace and mercy. Do not trifle
away your golden seasons. You have much
work to do in a short time. You have . . .
a God to honor,
a race to run,
a crown to win,
a hell to escape,
a heaven to obtain,
weak graces to strengthen,
strong corruptions to weaken,
many temptations to withstand,
afflictions to bear,
many mercies to improve,
and many services to perform, etc.

He who neglects a golden opportunity, does
but create to himself a great deal of misery.

"Time," says Bernard, "would be a precious
commodity in hell, and the use of it most
gainful; where for one day a man would give
ten thousand worlds if he had them."

When men trifle away their precious time, and golden
opportunities, playing and toying with this vanity
and that vanity; we may ask whether these men
have--no no Christ, no Scripture, no promises, no
blessed experiences, no hopes of heavenly glories
--to enjoy and take delight in?

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2006/9/9 13:26Profile

Joined: 2006/5/22
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Nottingham, England

 Re: A precious commodity in hell -brooks

Time is precious. We waste so much of it doing things that don't matter.

We major too much on this life and this world, and not on the ones to come.

Let us pray we are not found wanting at the return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

I don't wish I had more time. I just wish I would use the time I do have to do what God wants to bring glory to His name.

Thanks for the article. It was 'timely'. God bless.

 2006/9/9 16:23Profile

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