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The Everlasting Covenant

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    Unsatisfied Longings

    The one thing that all the world is seeking after is power. Some seek it by means of wealth, others through politics, others through learning, and still others in various other ways; but in whatever enterprise men engage, the object is the same—power of some kind. There is in the heart of every man an unrest, an unsatisfied longing, placed there by God Himself. The mad ambitious striving of some to exalt themselves at the expense of others, the unceasing struggle for wealth, and the reckless plunging into a giddy round of pleasures, are all vain endeavors to satisfy this longing.EVCO 19.1

    God has not placed in the human heart a craving for any of these things; and the pursuit of them is a perversion of that desire which He has implanted in the human breast. He desires that man should have His power; but none of the things which men ordinarily seek can give it. Consequently none of these things satisfy man. Men may set a limit to the amount of wealth which they think to amass, in the vain idea that when that point is reached they will be satisfied; but when the fixed amount has been gained, they are as unsatisfied as ever; and so they go on seeking for satisfaction by piling up more wealth, not realizing that the desire of the heart can never be met in that manner.EVCO 19.2

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