1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
27 … male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
34:10 …they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.
84:11… no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house;
4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead;
1 …. and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
AND FROM DEUTERONOMY IN THE NEW LIVING TRANSLATION:
18 Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, …
6 … obey the commands of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and fearing him.
11 Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today.
FROM JOHN, AGAIN IN THE KING JAMES VERSION
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
10:10 I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
6:31 … take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
33 … seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
21:22 … all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
6:8 … your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
15 … a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
4:18 … we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
3:17 the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
4:19 …My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY:
Science reveals the glorious possibilities of immortal man, forever unlimited by the mortal senses.
In Divine Science, man is sustained by God, the Divine Principle of being.
SH 494:10-11, 13 to
Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.
… to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.
SH 206:17 Spirit
… Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply.
There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected.
SH 95:6-9 we (to need)
We approach God, or Life, in proportion to our spirituality, our fidelity to Truth and Love; and in that ratio we know all human need …
Spiritual perception brings out the possibilities of being, destroys reliance on aught but God, and so makes man the image of his Maker in deed and in truth.
In Divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as “a very present help in trouble.”
God is not influenced by man. The “divine ear” is not an auditory nerve. It is the all-hearing and all-knowing mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied.
Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings.
If we pray to God as a corporeal person, this will prevent us from relinquishing the human doubts and fears which attend such a belief, and so we cannot grasp the wonders wrought by infinite, incorporeal Love, to whom all things are possible.
Mortals believe in a finite personal God; while God is infinite Love, which must be unlimited.
When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.
Science reveals the possibility of achieving all good, and sets mortals at work to discover what God has already done; but distrust of one’s ability to gain the goodness desired and to bring out better and higher results, often hampers the trial of one’s wings and ensures failure at the outset.
SH 232:10 all (to ; )
… all good is possible to Spirit;
Trials are proofs of God’s care.
S&H 66:6-7, 14
Trials teach mortals not to lean on a material staff,– a broken reed, which pierces the heart.
Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.
Every trial of our faith in god makes us stronger. The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love. The apostle John says: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear. . . . He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
“All things work together for good to them that love God,” is the dictum of scripture.
In the following Psalm one word shows, though faintly, the light which Christian Science throws on the Scriptures by substituting for the corporeal sense, the incorporeal or spiritual sense of Deity: —
[DIVINE LOVE ] is my shepherd; I shall not want.
[LOVE] maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
[LOVE] leadeth me beside the still waters.
[LOVE] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]: [LOVE] lead‐eth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [LOVE] is with me; [LOVE’S] rod and [LOVE’S] staff they comfort me.
[LOVE] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: [LOVE] anointeth my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [LOVE] for ever.
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.
Our master taught his disciples one brief prayer, which we name after him the Lord’s Prayer. Our Master said, “After this manner therefore pray ye,” and then he gave that prayer which covers all human needs.
And now, let join in a few moments of silent prayer, and then repeat that prayer aloud —the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany 186:13
Pulpit and Press 4:20-21, 22
By Mary Baker Eddy
“Rest assured that He in whom dwelleth all life, health, and holiness, will supply
all your needs according to His riches in glory.”
“Who lives in good, lives also in God, — lives in all Life, through all space.
His existence is deathless, forever unfolding its eternal Principle. Wait patiently on illimitable Love, the lord and giver of Life. Reflect this Life, and with it cometh the full power of being. “They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house.”
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