December 16, 2016

The One Thing Necessary

"Before, the soul sought after this and that, but now it says,
I see that it is not necessary for me to be rich,
but it is necessary for me to make my peace with God;

it is not necessary that I should live a pleasurable life in this world,
but it is absolutely necessary that I should have pardon of my sin;
it is not necessary that I should have honour and preferment,

but it is necessary that I should have God as my portion,
and have my part in Jesus Christ, it is necessary that my soul should
be saved in the day of Jesus Christ...

...when the heart of a man has nothing to do,
but to be busy about creature-comforts, every little thing troubles him;

but when the heart is taken up with the weighty things of eternity,
with the great things of eternal life, the things of here below that
disquieted it before are things now of no consequence to him
in comparison to him in comparison with the other --

how things fall out here is not much regarded by him,
if the one thing that is necessary is provided for."

Quoted from "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment"
by Jeremiah Burroughs pages 92-93.

With Love, 

**Photo courtesy of Calvin ~
Thank you my love xoxo


Sandi said...


Esther said...

So true! Thank you for sharing!

Camille said...

Sandi ~ Truly....I agree. :)

Esther ~ Thank you for stopping by. :)

Hugs to you both!
Camille xo