And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. _ John 17:3
Should a man despise the wine of which he has never sipped. It may be sweeter than he dreams. Oh! taste and see that the Lord is good, and so sure as ever you taste, you will see His goodness. I will venture to say, again, that there are many who make light of the gospel, simply through ignorance; and if that is so, I am somewhat in hopes that when they are a little enlightened by sitting under the Word, the Lord may be pleased graciously to bring them to Himself; and then I know they will never make light of Christ again. Oh! do not be ignorant, “for that the soul be without knowledge is not good.” Seek to know Him whom to know aright is life eternal; and when you know Him you will never make light of Him.
In America, it is said, they worship the almighty dollar; I believe that in London many men worship the almighty sovereign; they have the greatest possible respect for an almighty bank note; that is the god which many men are always adoring. The prayer-book they carry so religiously in their hands is their cash-book…. it is the height of folly, the very climax of absurdity, excelling all that the fool, with his cap and bells, ever did, to be living just to gather up the pelf of this world, and not for things to come. Worldliness is a demon that hath wrung the neck of many souls; God grant that we may not perish through our worldliness!! C.H. Spurgeon