Contemplation of Good

"O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation"! What a happy outlook on life had the Psalmist when he sang this song of praise to God! His thoughts were turned away from materiality to the contemplation of spiritual things; and always when he turned his thoughts to the greatness and goodness of God, there arose expressions of hope, joy, and praise.

Jesus the Christ laid down the rule by which our thought and effort should be directed when he said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." One of the meanings of seek is "to try to acquire or gain." If we earnestly and diligently try to acquire that which is rightfully ours,—namely, that which is good,—there is no power that can prevent our laying hold of or reflecting those attributes which bring the realization of the kingdom of God. Turning away from self and the material concept of life, which place thought and aspiration on a mortal, material foundation, we become aware of that spiritual consciousness which is the reflection of God, good.

March 10, 1928

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