Israel’s realization was that no outward prosperity and no type of success had compensated for the absence of God. What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Christian people, I am not asking you whether you’re living a good life or if you’re happy. I’m not asking you if you read your Bible or pray or are active in church work or some other form of Christian activity—what I am asking you is this: do you know God? Is He with you? Is He in your life? Is God in the camp?
D. M. Lloyd-Jones