12:17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil:
11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them:
3:10 … he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers:
19:1 Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, …
10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said unto him, What is written in the law?
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
21 Jesus saith unto her, …
23 … the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
8:31 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.
37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
7:14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, …
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, …
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY
Honesty is spiritual power. Dishonesty is human weakness, which forfeits divine help.
Christian Science commands man to master the propensities, — to hold hatred in abeyance with kindness, to conquer lust with chastity, revenge with charity, and to overcome deceit with honesty.
SH 59:25 deception
… deception is fatal to happiness.
The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible. Exceptions only confirm this rule, proving that failure is occasioned by a too feeble faith.
SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION OF MORTAL MIND
First Degree: Depravity.
PHYSICAL. Evil beliefs, passions and appetites, fear, depraved will, self-justification, pride, envy, deceit, hatred, revenge, sin, sickness, disease, death.
Second Degree: Evil beliefs disappearing.
MORAL. Humanity, honesty, affection, compassion, hope, faith, meekness, temperance.
Third Degree: Understanding.
SPIRITUAL. Wisdom, purity, spiritual understanding, spiritual power, love, health, holiness.
SH 516:9-12 Life
Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence.
SH 330:27-29 (to 1st ,)
Evil is nothing, no thing, mind, nor power. As manifested by mankind it stands for a lie, nothing claiming to be something, …
God is not the creator of an evil mind. Indeed, evil is not Mind. We must learn that evil is the awful deception and unreality of existence.
Jesus said of personified evil, that it was “a liar, and the father of it.” Truth creates neither a lie, a capacity to lie, nor a liar.
The masquerader in this Science thanks God that there is no evil, yet serves evil in the name of good.
Evasion of Truth cripples integrity, and casts thee down from the pinnacle.
SH 449:7-11, 13-16 (to ;)
The wrong done another reacts most heavily against one’s self. Right adjusts the balance sooner or later. Think it “easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle,” than for you to benefit yourself by injuring others.
You should practise well what you know, and you will then advance in proportion to your honesty and fidelity, — qualities which insure success in this Science; …
SH 580:28-31 An
An adversary is one who opposes, denies, disputes, not one who constructs and sustains reality and Truth. Jesus said of the devil, “He was a murderer from the beginning, . . . he is a liar and the father of it.”
SH 419:16 (only)
Meet every adverse circumstance as its master.
Moral courage is requisite to meet the wrong and to proclaim the right.
We never need to despair of an honest heart; but there is little hope for those who come only spasmodically face to face with their wickedness and then seek to hide it.
In order to pray aright, we must enter into the closet and shut the door. We must close the lips and silence the material senses. In the quiet sanctuary of earnest longings, we must deny sin and plead God’s allness. We must resolve to take up the cross, and go forth with honest hearts to work and watch for wisdom, Truth, and Love. We must “pray without ceasing.” Such prayer is answered, in so far as we put our desires into practice. The Master’s injunction is, that we pray in secret and let our lives attest our sincerity.
SH 13:5-13, 15-17 God (to 2nd ,)
In public prayer we often go beyond our convictions, beyond the honest standpoint of fervent desire. If we are not secretly yearning and openly striving for the accomplishment of all we ask, our prayers are “vain repetitions,” such as the heathen use. If our petitions are sincere, we labor for what we ask; and our Father, who seeth in secret, will reward us openly.
… God knows our need before we tell Him or our fellow-beings about it. If we cherish the desire honestly and silently and humbly, God will bless it, …
Resisting evil, you overcome it and prove its nothingness.
Step by step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
By Paul E. Buntzler
Christian Science Sentinel,
July 30, 1921
“Honesty is a quality of Mind, a reflection of divine Principle; it is correct thinking and therefore correct action. Man is honest just in proportion as he reflects the invariable Principle, as he brings out in daily life the fundamental spiritual cause, the allness of goodness. To be absolutely conscious of his honesty gives a man the certainty that bears him on through all difficulties and overcomes every obstacle, for he knows himself to be the reflection of Mind, infinite good.
“Mrs. Eddy writes in ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,’ ‘Honesty is spiritual power.’ This shows clearly that assurance, peace, liberty in action and speech are connected with honesty. To acknowledge to one’s self honestly in the quietude of thought the ever presence and allness of God, infinite Mind, enables one to demonstrate, step by step, man in the image and likeness of God. This admission destroys the belief in many minds or powers, as well as the belief in a bad influence of these minds on our thoughts. A lie can never resist honesty, as there is no truth, no substance in it, and time always will prove its fallibility. Thousands of lies may be put before the world, be it in form of wrong reports, misinformation, or through personal influence and misrepresentation of facts, but all that cannot for any length of time affect or deceive the honest seeker of Truth.”
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