The student of the sacred Scriptures is impressed with the assurance, running like a golden thread through their entire length, that peace is a divinely mental state, a state of consciousness; that peace, permanent and joyous, is within reach of all, of nations as well as of individuals, when it is scientifically sought, that is, in the way of God's appointing.

Eliphaz the Temanite, in his effort to convince rebellious Job that mortal man's goodness was of no concern or profit to God, but that, on the other hand, man is wholly dependent upon his divine source, admonished him, "Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace." Here was expressed the conviction that acquaintance with the divine source of man's being would bring that confidence, that freedom from fear and anxiety, that faith in God's goodness to the children of men which alone relieves troubled thought, which alone brings quiet and permanent peace.

Again and again is this assurance expressed in the inspired pages. Prophet and poet, sage and philosopher alike—all realized that to know God, to gain an understanding of Him, would bring peace, a state of thought that would transcend turbulence, fear, and discord. These holy men were thus enabled to face the storms of human experience with calmness apart from and above all sense of fear. Why? Because they knew God, His omnipotence and omnipresence; they knew Him as unchanging good. Peace thus stabilized in Truth could not be overthrown.

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Quiet Resting Places
September 10, 1938

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