How different is the broad road of the wicked. Kenneth Cober points out that the worldly man’s way of carnal desire terminates in frustration and despair. Lord Byron abandoned himself to the pursuit of pleasure; yet at the age of 35 he wrote:
My days are in the yellow leaf,
The flowers and the fruits of love are gone;
The worm, the canker, and the grief
Are mine alone.
Compare those lines with the words of Adam Clarke, a Christian saint and biblical expositor. At 84, he said, “I have passed through the springtime of my life. I have withstood the heat of its summer. I have culled the fruits of its fall. I am even now enduring the rigors of its winter, but at no great distance I see the approach of a new, eternal springtime. Hallelujah!”
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