Owen: whither our thoughts
And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”
—Luke 12:16-21 (NIV)
We all profess that we are bound for heaven, immortality, and glory; but is it any evidence we really design it, if all our thoughts are consumed about the trifles of this world, which we must leave behind us, and if we have only occasional thoughts of things above?
... John Owen (1616-1683), I.4 in The Grace and Duty of being Spiritually Minded , in Works of John Owen, v. VII, London: Johnson & Hunter, 1852, p. 303 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, keep my eye on You.
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