The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, November 29, 1853
Publishing Committee: Joseph Bates, J.N. Andrews, Joseph Baker
Editor: James White

LET every one consider that the mind of man is no more satisfied with much than it is with little; and therefore the desire of having brings the mind to a perpetual agitation,

  1. That covetousness is the root of all evil, [1 Timothy 6:10;] from hence come wars, hatred, enmity, seditions, and innumerable evils, which turn away the mind from spiritual things, and from God.
  2. That he consider the shortness of his life, and that no man’s life consisteth in the abundance of his riches, as our Saviour admonisheth. Luke 12:15.
  3. That he trust in God, who feedeth the sparrows and the young ravens.
  4. That he is a steward, and not a lord of temporal riches.
  5. That he set before his eyes the example of Christ, and all holy men, who despised earthly riches, to be richer in God.
  6. That he remember it was spoken by our Saviour, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35.
  7. That the best riches are treasures in heaven. Matthew 6:20.