To Separate Us From Worldy Things
There is nothing worth living for in this vain world.
Vanity is stamped upon all created good.
All dealings with the world are of a deadening nature; therefore, whatever unnecessarily brings us into contact with the world should be avoided.
“No man can serve two masters.”
That great truth is a continual cross to many.
“O wretched man that I am!” says the great apostle.
And so says every child of God needs stripes, scourges, rods, and afflictions, besides various other crosses to separate us from worldly things. Our souls so very much cleave to the dust.
By William Tiptaft