Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms Chapter 4
Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 4:1-8
October 29, 1944: Psalms 4:5-8
In what frame of mind is the person who questions the good of living? (“Who will show us any good?”) In a negative frame of mind, in which zest for life is lacking. When we lose all expectation of the coming of good we see little left of live for.
What is “the light of thy [Jehovah’s] countenance”? The light of Jehovah’s countenance is the favor that comes to one who retains his zest for life, a lively interest in others, and a spirit of love, joy and wisdom.
By what does man live besides bread? Chiefly by the spirit of good will toward others and reverence for the universal life, which leads him to believe in the reality of the good and look for its manifestation in his life and affairs. “Every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” is every active, vital expression of good.
What is better and more satisfying than temporal prosperity? The gladness that comes from the heart as a result of the presence in it of quickened love and understanding, “Thou hast put gladness in my heart. More than… when their grain and their new wine are increased.”
Transcribed by Tracie Louise on 11-04-2013