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 The foolish Indians -brooks


[b]The foolish Indians[/b]

(Thomas Brooks, "The Crown and Glory of Christianity,
or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness", 1662)

The foolish Indians preferred every toy and trifle,
before their mines of gold. Just so, many foolish
professors prefer the trifling vanities of this world,
before the glorious treasures and endless pleasures
which are at God's right hand. Witness that high
price which they set upon . . .
the toys,
the trifles,
the vanities,
the empty honors,
the fading riches, and
the fleeting pleasures of this world!

How severely are they to be censured--who prefer
the poor, base, empty nothings of this world--before
all the glory and happiness of the eternal world!

Were there but more holiness in your hearts--all
the mirthful and gallant things of this world, would be
more contemptible in your eyes.

"Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with
the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
I have discarded everything else, counting it all as
garbage, so that I may have Christ." Philippians 3:8


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