"Abundantly satisfied"

The Psalmist was aware of the fact that genuine satisfaction is spiritual when he wrote these words of the thirty-sixth psalm: "How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures." He was convinced that materiality—the things that pertain to the material senses or the flesh—never truly satisfies, and that only in the consciousness of spiritual Truth and in the living of a life devoted to the purposes of good, is enduring happiness to be found.

Sometimes it does not seem easy to convince men of the futility of materiality. There are those who appear to have to drink the cup of material sensuousness to the dregs before recognizing the pernicious effects of their actions—the disease that may result, the sorrow that may come to them and also to others, the joylessness, the unhappiness, which may ensue. It is an old story, a story as old indeed as the human race itself. For, believing man to be material and in possession of real material senses, mortals have been deluded by their beliefs into the gratification of these senses, with the result that the history of the human race is largely a record of sorrow, suffering, and woe.

Items of Interest
Items of Interest
August 24, 1929

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