"THE MORAL MIGHT OF MIND"

There is a beautiful significance today in the account Amos has given us of the people who were "at ease in Zion" and who lay upon their "beds of ivory" and stretched "themselves upon their couches," having no grief "for the affliction of Joseph" (Amos 6: 1, 4, 6). James Moffatt, an accepted Biblical authority, translates this passage in part, "Woe to the careless citizens... lolling on their ivory diwans... with never a single thought for the bleeding wounds of the nation."

Amos, concerned over the apparent apathy and indifference toward civic affairs that the people seemed to express, recognized that mortal man, content in matter, has not the divine energy of Spirit or the moral strength of Principle necessary to support an active interest in the welfare of mankind. Moral courage and divine energy are Godlike in expression and are therefore natural qualities of spiritual man—man made in the image and likeness of God.

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