SER. II.] PEACE IN CHRIST. 37
this undying thirst after happiness to
be a perpetual source of torment to us.
Such a reflection cannot be indulged in
for a moment without incurring the guilt
of the most horrid blasphemy. " The
Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies
are over all his works."1 The desire for
happiness has been incorporated in our
moral nature, for the benevolent purpose
of inciting us to seek it where alone it
can be found. Again we inquire, where
can it be obtained ? Let us hear what
the wise man of the east said on this
subject. He was surrounded by all the
magnificence and grandeur of a royal
court. He was eminent for profound
wisdom, and he diligently applied him¬
self to the seeking of this invaluable
treasure. He tried every thing under
the sun that man calls good and great.
And what was the result of his long and
patient research ? The conclusion of the
1 Psa. cxlv., 9.