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Michael Beck Michael Beck

I’m content to be without, if godliness I gain
If Christ I lose in quest of fun, then saddle me with pain
No wilderness will I despise, if Christ is with me there
No pots of flesh will I lust for, if manna is my share
Take all the world would give to me, and place it in the pan
Compared to Christ, I count it dung, fit for a garbage can
Let men of time be satisfied, with all down here they get
Eternal good is what I seek, pleasure without regret
May I awake on yonder shore, with likeness that I sought
For which the world’s best offering, my soul will not be bought
“A little while, and I will come” I hear the Master say,
“Then he who did on earth My will shall never pass away.”


Michael Beck is a pastor in New York City and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.