The attainment of spiritual understanding, with the accompanying power to demonstrate harmony which comes to those who gladly surrender worldly attractions for higher interests, is a subject frequently commented upon in the Old Testament. The entire teaching of Moses may be said to be based upon this important question; for he was continually picturing to the wavering Israelites the blessings which would be theirs if they renounced self-will and fleshly impulses, and lived in accordance with the spiritual demands revealed to him for their guidance.
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