Daily more people are realizing that God is good and is right where they are. As this truth is unfolded in their consciousness, it arouses a hope for better things, since the desire for good is natural. The businessman wants a good business, the farmer wants good crops and good prices for them, the worker wants a good position, and the sick and ailing strive and long for good health. So the search for good seems unending; it is an urge that prompts continual effort and to mortal sense is never satisfied.

To be good in the sight of God is most desirable. In Ecclesiastes (2:26) we find these encouraging words: "God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy." Surely these are rewards worth striving for, and the seeker is much encouraged by the answer Christ Jesus gave to the question (Matt. 19:16), "Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" The Master said, "Why tallest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." Christ Jesus not only declared in this answer that God is the source of all, good, but also made it clear that keeping the commandments of God is rewarded by that which is most desired—eternal life.

June 23, 1951

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