Thursday, October 15, 2009

The True Gain of Life



What is the true gain of life? Is it in seeking for wealth, fame, or pleasure? All these must soon pass away, and we can take nothing of this worlds riches with us.

What, then, should be the true aim in life? Manifestly to gain a knowledge of God, and to learn his ways; to get wisdom and understanding. Our service must be of love, and not of gain – expected self-gratification by and by.

Such service will never be repaid, and a lifetime spent in pleasing self is worse than wasted.

“Life is a service” to God or Satan. To whom, then shall our service be rendered?

A.R. Wilcox
The Youth's Instructor May 17, 1894

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