The Bible teaches us that you're either a slave to Christ or you're a slave to something - because you have to live for something. And any master but Jesus, if you get him - if you get it - if you're living for wealth and you get wealth there will be a slow despair because there will be emptiness. And on the other hand, if you lose - if you fail your false master . . . you want to kill yourself. But the the reason Paul and Silas were able to sing songs in the night, and the reason they were able to overcome evil with good was because they had the only Master that forgives if you fail Him and utterly, utterly satisfies you with His beauty and love if you get Him.
Tim Keller, Changed Lives