Saturday, 19 February 2011

Weerkly Quote 136

O taste and see that the Lord is good - (Ps 34:8)
My love for and faith in God are steadfast and He cares for me

If our religion is to be anything more than a form we must prove things for ourselves. We must prove that faith works, for example. Others may tell us what it has done for them but if we are to be convinced we must know it is true by putting it to the test. The experiences of others are not necessarily sufficient for us.

How are we to prove that faith works? By behaving as if the knowledge were already ours. By taking it for granted that it works. And this is the way to increase our faith also. We show our trust in man daily, so why do we not have faith in his Creator?

Love, too, can be proved. The more love we give out to our fellowmen, the more will come back to us. We must give if we would receive. The Master said: "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto you. For with the same measure that you give, it shall be given to you."

The Path of Truth Vol. 58, No. 1, p. 33.

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