Make no mistake about it, the world considers Christians as fools—deprived of pleasures and deceived by vain promises. But, they’ve got it wrong! Many years ago, William Mason responded to their silly charges like this:
You worldlings disdain us–but we pity you!
As you are now–so once were we.
Far too long–we enjoyed your carnal gratifications, and feasted on your vain delights. We confess it–and grieve for it. Now we have found Jesus! We have another and a better life. We have divine pleasures, spiritual joys from Christ, and sweet communion with Him! We anxiously wait for future glory. We enjoy a heaven of comfort, in this world of sorrow!
He who walks most by faith, will be the happiest, and most comfortable Christian. He who lives nearest to Christ in faith–will follow Him closest in love. Consequently, he will keep at the greatest distance from the world’s vain pleasures, and the carnal delights of the flesh.