MAY 13, 2015
37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
9 … those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
25:2 O my God, I trust in thee
4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
31:3 … thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.
14 … Thou art my God.
15 My times are in thy hand:
5:8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
4:18 ¶And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
23 ¶And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, …
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
16:19 … take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
8:34 Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
8:5 ¶ And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
17 … faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments;
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
3:5 ¶ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the Spirit.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY:
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.
Divine Mind rightly demands man’s entire obedience, affection, and strength. No reservation is made for any lesser loyalty.
SH 4:3-13, 17
What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds. To keep the commandments of our Master and follow his example, is our proper debt to him and the only worthy evidence of our gratitude for all that he has done. Outward worship is not of itself sufficient to express loyal and heartfelt gratitude, since he has said: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
The habitual struggle to be always good is unceasing prayer.
Simply asking that we may love God will never make us love Him; but the longing to be better and holier, expressed in daily watchfulness and in striving to assimilate more of the divine character, will mould and fashion us anew, until we awake in His likeness.
SH 26:1-6 (to ;)
While we adore Jesus, and the heart overflows with gratitude for what he did for mortals, — treading alone his loving pathway up to the throne of glory, in speechless agony exploring the way for us, — yet Jesus spares us not one individual experience, if we follow his commands faithfully;
SH 37:16-17, 22
When will Jesus’ professed followers learn to emulate him in all his ways and to imitate his mighty works?
It is possible, — yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman, — to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness. Christians claim to be his followers, but do they follow him in the way that he commanded? Hear these imperative commands: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect!” “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature!” “Heal the sick!”
Jesus said: “These signs shall follow them that believe; . . . they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Who believes him? He was addressing his disciples, yet he did not say, “These signs shall follow you,” but them — “them that believe” in all time to come.
Our heavenly Father, divine Love, demands that all men should follow the example of our Master and his apostles and not merely worship his personality. It is sad that the phrase divine service has come so generally to mean public worship instead of daily deeds.
To be “with the Lord” is to be in obedience to the law of God, to be absolutely governed by divine Love, — by Spirit, not by matter.
The Apostle James said, “Show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.”
Jesus said, ” He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also.” He, who would reach the source and find the divine remedy for every ill, must not try to climb the hill of Science by some other road. All nature teaches God’s love to man, but man cannot love God supremely and set his whole affections on spiritual things, while loving the material or trusting in it more than in the spiritual.
S&H 234:3 (only)
If we trust matter, we distrust Spirit.
SH 144:3 (to 2nd ,)
If Mind is foremost and superior, let us rely upon Mind,
All that really exists is the divine Mind and its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found harmonious and eternal. The straight and narrow way is to see and acknowledge this fact, yield to this power, and follow the leadings of truth.
Step by step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.
SH 54:8-10 All
All must sooner or later plant themselves in Christ, the true idea of God.
“The Riches of Commitment”
By Clifford Kapps Eriksen
The Christian Science Journal, May 2000
“Spiritual commitment is a corollary to the understanding that creation exists to glorify God, Spirit, and that without distinct identities God would be unexpressed. Commitment to God and to helping our fellow beings is the normal consequence of unselfed, spiritual love, and living such love brings abundant proof of God’s unlimited provision for us. Lack of such commitment is rooted in ignorance of our unbroken relationship to God. It contradicts the truth of God’s eternal, beneficent care, government, and protection of His beloved creation.
“Active church membership is a concrete, and needed, means of fulfilling the spiritual commitment that brings meaning and inspiration to our lives. There are opportunities as well in civic, cultural, educational, and charitable organizations.
“We do not have to be governed by fear—fear of inadequacy or dwindling resources, fear of responsibility or being “tied down,” fear of missing out on something or having to work hard. Cultivating spiritual commitment begins with heartfelt gratitude for all the good that has come to our lives, coupled with an honest acknowledgment of God as the source of that good. Genuine goodness and happiness are not found in a merely human, personal sense of things. With humility we can recognize God’s unlimited goodness and active presence in our lives.
“As we earnestly strive to replace self-will and self-love with gratitude to God, the shadow of fear disappears. Quite naturally, we find ourselves listening more carefully for God’s voice and obeying it more consistently. We also find ourselves more concerned with honoring God by helping others than with struggling merely to gratify ourselves. Christ Jesus gave humanity the perfect model against which to measure our lives. And to follow his example of spiritual commitment is to unleash flood tides of spiritual ideas that enlarge and enrich human experience.”