gew·gaw (ɡyo͞oɡô/) noun
a showy thing, especially one that is useless or worthless.
Let us try and not attend to its gewgaws!
(Mary Winslow 1774-1854)
“They are not of the world even as I am not of the world.” John 17:16
“The world and its ‘nothings’ are often a sad snare to God’s saints! Oh that by faith we may overcome it all, and keep close to Jesus! We are not of the world–let us try and not attend to its gewgaws! Keep a more steadfast, unwavering eye upon Christ. He has gone a little before us, and stands beckoning us to follow Him.
Live for eternity! Let go of your hold upon the world! Receive this exhortation from an aged pilgrim, who, as she nears the solemn scenes of eternity, and more realizes the inexpressible joys that await us there–is anxious that all the believers who are traveling the same road might have their hearts and minds more disentangled from earth and earthly things, and themselves unreservedly given to Christ. Let us aim in all things to follow Him who, despising this world’s show, left us an example how we should walk. Have your lamp trimmed and brightly burning, for every day and every hour brings us nearer and nearer to our eternal home!”
“They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.” John 17:16
A Christian is one who follows Christ! (This is a wonderful, short audio sermon, 4-1/2 minutes long but powerful, if you consider yourself to be a true Christian.)