The bee may suck a little honey from the leaf, but put it in a barrel of honey and it dies.
Christians must stave of the world so that it does not get into their heart (Psalm 62:10).
Water is useful to the ship and helps it to sail better to the haven, but let the water get into the ship, if it is not pumped out, it drowns the ship. So riches are useful and convenient for our passage. We sail more comfortably with them through the troubles of this world; but if the water gets into the ship, if love of riches gets into the heart, then we are drowned by them
(1 Timothy 6:9).
- The Puritan Pulpit - Thomas Watson