How Safe Is Man?

That which the fearful heart craves more than aught else is an assurance of safety. On every hand one is aware of the zeal put forth to attain such assurance. Toward this end medical scientists spend endless hours in their laboratories searching for cures for the ills of the flesh. Economists strive to find ways and means to effect a better distribution of wealth. Legislative bodies pass laws with a view to greater protection of the rights of the masses. The military force strengthens its power to combat invasion. Yet for all this expended effort, complete safety in the human realm remains a thing unattained.

Why have these well-meant efforts so largely failed? The answer is that safety has been sought in matter—in that which causes and perpetuates insecurity —rather than in the one divine governing power, God. The Bible tells us that escape from evil can be found only in God. In Isaiah (45:22) we read, "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God. and there is none else." And in Matthew (11:28). "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

"There is but one side to good"
April 19, 1947

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