“Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”
“Sinners talk of the amusements of the world and the pleasures of sin, but when death is staring them in the face, they say nothing in praise of the beautiful life of sin they have led. The terrible, dark future is before them and if they could only know that their names were written in heaven, what a weight would be lifted from their sin-burdened souls! In every condition, under every circumstance, the Christian can say, “the path of holiness is a good way.” However trying may be their position, they can say, “the Lord is good; ‘His mercy endureth forever.”
Those who follow the path of wisdom and holiness will not be troubled with
vain regrets over misspent hours, neither will they be troubled with gloom or horror of mind….
The psalmist said, “great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing
shall offend them.” Ps.119:165.
If the mind is free and happy, from a consciousness of right doing and a sense of satisfaction in causing happiness to others, it creates a cheerfulness that will react upon the whole system, causing a freer circulation of the blood and a toning up of the entire body. The blessing of God is a healing power, and those who are abundant in benefiting others will realize that wondrous blessing in both heart and life.
A person whose mind is quiet and satisfied in God is in the pathway to health. “Great peace have they which love Thy law; and nothing shall offend them.” There is no peace in unrighteousness; the wicked are at war with God. “O that thou hadst hearkened to My commandments! Then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea”
(Isaiah 48:18). But he who receives the righteousness of the law in Christ is in harmony with heaven.
Doing good is a work that benefits both giver and receiver. If you forget self in your interest for others, you gain a victory over your infirmities. The satisfaction you will realize in doing good will greatly aid you in the recovery of the healthy tone of the imagination. The pleasure of doing good animates the mind and vibrates through the whole body.
The consciousness of right doing is the best medicine for diseased bodies and minds. The special blessing of God resting upon the receiver is health and strength.
The heart that is in harmony with God is a partaker of the peace of heaven and will diffuse its blessed influence on all around…. The sweet savor of Christ surrounds them. The fragrance of the life, the loveliness of the character, reveal to the world the fact that they are children of God.” Following The Lamp p.14
CC 186.5, 1MCP 12.2