To Each His Own Fig Tree

Man, in reality, lives in a good, well-ordered, spiritual universe. He is God's beloved child. The divine Father plentifully supplies all that He creates with everything needed. He ensures that every one of His sons and daughters lives peacefully in an individually prepared place, fulfilling a unique, God-assigned purpose. This is the teaching of the Scriptures and the actual spiritual truth of being that everyone can prove.

One of the Old Testament writers has given us a proverbial expression for the demonstration of such dignity and abundance in human life. Looking back idealistically at his country's brief period of union and peace under Solomon in the tenth century B.C., he writes, "Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree." I Kings 4:25;

Finding Our Place Through Spiritual Commitment
July 13, 1974

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