Reward of Obedience

A popular pastime is to solve the puzzle of finding one's way out of an inclosure consisting of many aisles. It is frequently done by keeping close to the wall and always turning to the right. Human experiences, sometimes involving suffering, fear, and discouragement, may be likened to a maze of this kind, from which we can pursue our way to freedom by adhering closely to the divine Principle of being. By following the commandments of God and keeping thought and deed always in the right direction we can extricate ourselves from our difficulties, and find the promised land of peace and harmony, health and happiness.

By all that the children of Israel experienced in their deliverance from Egyptian bondage and their journey through the wilderness, they came to realize that obedience to the divine commandments brings protection. They found that obedience to the laws of God protected them from physical plagues and from hunger; and after they had seen how divine law operates to heal and to save, they were counseled by Moses, the great lawgiver, to explain the operation of this law to their children, so that they in turn might benefit by the experience of their fathers. Moses' counsel was that when their children inquired as to the meaning of the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments, they were to be told that "the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day."

God's Divine Faithfulness
November 29, 1930

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