Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Saturday, April 25, 2015
Scripture: Proverbs 19:23
"The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied."
Meditation:

"The opinion which prevails in some classes of society, that religion is not conducive to health or to happiness in this life, is one of the most mischievous of errors. The Scripture says: 'The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied' (Proverbs 19:23). . .

"True religion brings man into harmony with the laws of God, physical, mental, and moral. It teaches self-control, serenity, temperance. Religion ennobles the mind, refines the taste, and sanctifies the judgment. It makes the soul a partaker of the purity of heaven. Faith in God's love and overruling providence lightens the burdens of anxiety and care. It fills the heart with joy and contentment in the highest or the lowliest lot. Religion tends directly to promote health, to lengthen life, and to heighten our enjoyment of all its blessings. It opens to the soul a never-failing fountain of happiness." 1

Reference(s):

1 Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 600.