A Christian should always have one eye upon his end, and the other eye upon his way. That man lives a brutish life, who knows not what he lives for. And that man acts a fool’s part, who aims at heaven, and lives at random. The end for which a wise Christian lives is, that he may live without end; and therefore his way of living is, that he may live to spend his life continually in the ways of life. He is always walking in those paths in which he can see heaven before him. O my soul, what dost thou aim at? Is it a full enjoyment of thy God? Why then, whilst thou art present in the body, be always drawing near unto the Lord: so when thou shalt be absent from the body, thou shalt be always present with the Lord.
– Thomas Sherman –