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Up on top, a head of fine gold

 

Then silver, brass, and iron so cold,

 

It’s still a clear explanation;

 

For every land and nation

 

Is in one of the four kingdom’s hold.

[Dan 2.38]

– eab, 4/2/05

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How much better to be possessors of the Maker of gold and silver instead of the metal!

   – Martin Wells Knapp Christ Crowned Within (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1886), 78.

 

Doubt has its root in an unwilling heart.

   – Martin Wells Knapp Christ Crowned Within (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1886), 96.

 

As the chisel blows no longer are permitted to fall upon the statue that is perfected; so temptation’s strokes can never come again upon those who, in heaven, are “complete.”

   – Martin Wells Knapp Christ Crowned Within (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1886), 161.

 

Do you love to be corrected when in the wrong and do you take such correction kindly? 

   – Martin Wells Knapp Christ Crowned Within (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1886), 177.

 

Martin Wells Knapp died 12/7/1901 (11 PM, Sat.), Cincinnati, Ohio

Founded God’s Revivalist; oldest Christian magazine (with still same name) in America Founded God’s Bible School (1901)

Also wrote: Revival Kindlings, Out of Egypt into Canaan, and his classic Impressions

 

 

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There are men of phenomenal wealth,

Some gained honestly, others by stealth.

Men who can buy and sell a whole town.

Their fortune seems to have never turned down.

If we don’t watch, we can envy such “blokes”

As more “lucky” than the rest of us folks.

 

Money is just a means to an end.

It can’t make a “home,” or a marriage mend.

We place too great an imagined high,

On money, gold, and what silver can buy,

Blinded by dollar $ign$ we fail to see,

In wealth, they’re no richer than you and me.

 

Time, dear friend, is the truest treasure;

The rich and poor receive the same measure.

Each start their day with a fresh supply

Of hours which drag or go flying by.

“Money Bags” has no more time in this day,

Than the poor: close or a continent away.

 

Each of us should value time, make it count;

No one has more – no one a less amount.

Time may yield you marriage, happiness, a wife,

Money can’t even buy a slight sliver of life.

God’s given “today” – use  it wisely, every hour.

Time, not money, has true-value power.  -eab, 11/3/06

 

Written when I pastored the Kingston Pilgrim Holiness Church, Ontario, Canada 

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