References in the Scriptures.
And inasmuch as ye do these things with athanksgiving
, with bcheerful chearts
and countenances, not with dmuch elaughter
, for this is sin, but with a glad heart and a cheerful countenance—
Verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this, the afulness
of the earth is yours, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which climbeth upon the trees and walketh upon the earth;
Yea, and the herb, and the agood
things which come of the earth, whether for food or for braiment
, or for houses, or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards;
Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the abenefit
and the buse
of man, both to please the eye and to cgladden
Yea, for afood
and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to bstrengthen
the body and to enliven the soul.
And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to aexcess
, neither by extortion.
And in nothing doth man aoffend
God, or against none is his bwrath ckindled
, save those who dconfess
not his hand in all things, and eobey
not his commandments.