Spirit, Not Matter, Satisfies

Have you ever had feelings of uneasiness and emptiness, though you are not sure why? Perhaps you have been worshiping—without knowing it—a material god.

The uneasiness may indicate the dawning recognition of the nonexistence of such a god—the unreality of matter—and you are left with nothing but a vacuum. The author of the book of Ecclesiastes wrote at length about this state of disillusionment. He mentions the uselessness of material work, wisdom, pleasure, riches, and life in general. Then he sums it all up, saying, "I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." Eccl. 2:11;

August 3, 1974

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