HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.” Psalm 37:1
It is better to be godly than evil.
It brings a truer profit. How can I doubt it? The wealth which has no canker staining it and which is more precious than money: the quiet conscience, the restful spirit, the imagination cleansed, they will renew, the life taught to love and serve and bear fruit in God’s behalf and men — these are the most desirable treasures.
It brings a richer pleasure, too. There is a sweetness never failing — sweetness happy and secure, in the love of the Father and the grace of the Son and the communion of the Holy Spirit. The world’s joys do not satisfy — but Heaven’s joys fill and content my soul. They leave me no more than I can crave. My heart has attained its uttermost, and the psalm which it sings week in and week out is a Hallelujah psalm.
It brings a nobler permanence. Yet a little while and the wicked shall not be, but he who does the will of God abides forever. For every disciple, the best is yet to come.
Therefore I shall commit my way unto the Lord; I shall trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass. From all discontentment, from all questioning, from all envy and fret, may He set me wholly free. The poorest of His saints is loftier in rank and richer in treasure than the world’s millionaires and princes.