Loving this world is a terrible habit. It is condemned by Scripture and comes natural to our human existence. It does the Christian much good to give his appetite for this world a solid kick as often as possible.
This should help us get our boots on:
Thou movest us to delight in praising Thee; for Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee. (Augustine)
The hope of the godly rises above present calamities to the future life. Let us, therefore, learn from this confession of David’s (from Ps. 73:16-17) that the holy patriarchs under the Old Testament were aware how rarely or never God fulfills in this world what he promises to his servants; and that they therefore lifted up their hearts to God’s sanctuary, in which they found hidden what does not appear in the shadows of the present life. (John Calvin)
Our fair morning is at hand, the day-star is near the rising, and we are not many miles from home; what matters the ill entertainment in the smoky inns of this miserable life? We are not to stay here, and we will be dearly welcome to him whom we go to. (Puritan Samuel Rutherford)
Do you have any favorite scriptures or quotes that help to get you kicking?