And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:…
I. THE CHARACTER OF A WORLDLY MAN.
1. He makes the pursuit of the world his chief business.
(1) Sacrificing to it the duties of religion.
(2) Pursuing it merely for his own gratification, and not for the glory of God.
2. He finds in this world his chief happiness.
3. He sets upon the world his chief affections.
II. EVERY SUCH MAN, CHRIST SAYS, IS A FOOL.
1. He gives up certainty for uncertainty. The world is most uncertain in its
2. He prefers his body to his soul. The body is the casket which encloses the precious immortal jewel — the soul which God has given us. Now, suppose any man, having an exceedingly precious jewel enclosed in a casket, bestowed all his care on the casket, watched over it day and night, regularly went to see that it was secure, but allowed the jewel to be a plaything to his children, would he not be a fool indeed?
3. He prefers time to eternity.
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