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The Call and Orwigsburg News

Rev. Chester W. Hartman in The Call and Orwigsburg News Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

Of the many decisions we all must make, one is paramount— God or Mammon; the spiritual versus the material; the noble versus the base. The decision involves whether we shall follow the high road along the sunlit peaks with faces up and forward or the lower levels where men fret out their lives in strife and unhappiness.

Choosing God is a decision which changes one's life. Thereafter seeking to know and to do the will of God becomes one's major preoccupation. It does not mean that one must desert his trade or profession, for we are called upon to share in the production of wealth. But it changes one's motivation and gives direction and purpose to his life. Having chosen God, one's goals will be different. Selfish gratification, ambition and worldly success will appear less important, while harmonizing one's life to the will of God as revealed to him throughout constant seeking becomes paramount.

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