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19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
The study of the Word acts like oil upon the fretted waters. It soothes the nerves and imparts a healthy tone to the mind. The man who is not subject to its influence falls victim to those gnawing cares that beset life in every form as at present constituted. His mind falls a prey to worldly fever; the moral fluids (if we may use such an expression) become dried tip; "vanity and vexation of spirit" is his bitter verdict on existence.
The word of God cures all this; it gives us a tranquillity and coolness of mind and clearness of understanding which helps us to keep the devils off, and to walk through this evil time comparatively unmolested. This enables us to emulate Christ, who showed the light doctrinally and practically, being holy, harmless, undefiled -- without sin.
Bro Roberts - Salt, Seasons 1: 36