from Jeremiah Burroughs’ classic little book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment:
“In the house of the righteous is much treasure, but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble” (Proverbs 15:6).
“The righteous man can never be made so poor, to have his house so rifled and spoiled, but there will remain much treasure within.
If he has but a dish or a spoon or anything in the world in his house, there will be much treasure so long as he is there.
There is the presence of God and the blessing of God upon him, and therein is much treasure.
But in the revenues of the wicked there is trouble.
There is more treasure in the poorest body’s house, if he is godly, than in the house of the greatest man in the world, who has his fine hangings and finely-wrought beds and chairs and couches and cupboards of plate and the like.
Whatever he has, he has not so much treasure in it as there is in the house of the poorest righteous soul.”