By Joel Goldsmith
Part 5 of 5
GOD IS THE SOUL OF MAN
When the eleven disciples were choosing a successor to Judas, they were undecided as to which of two men should be accepted. They turned to God, who had been revealed to them, and prayed: “Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all me, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen.” We do not always remember that just as God was able to reveal His choice to the disciples, so can God reveal the men best fitted to lead us in national government and world affairs of today. As we look to national matters, and then to matters concerning the world, let us not be too quick to judge and condemn, but let us turn within, that those whom “thou hast chosen” be revealed, and in such choice the affairs of men and nations will become harmonious.
It is much more important that this world be endowed from on High with those capable of spiritual growth, wise and intelligent government, than that you and I work out our little individual affairs. In the working-out of the world’s greater problems, our individual affairs soon fall into line, because it is only in the good of others that our own good can be found. It is far more important to pray for harmony and supply for the world than it is for ourselves, but in so doing we find our own good is included in that of the world. Let us find our good in the universal good: therefore, let us pray for ourselves by praying for the government of man by God; let us pray for our supply by praying for the supply of all nations.
Only if we are living in the realization of Him who is our God is this teaching practical; only if we know that God is the Soul of man—a God of love, ever present, ever available, ever pouring Itself out to us as we look to the Father’s house instead of to the husks of men.
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