AUGUST 30, 2017
107:8 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
13 … they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
16:8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
106:1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5:11 … let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:
9:23 ¶ Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
12:18 …thou shalt rejoice before the Lord thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.
26:11 … thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee,…
16:8 Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.
34 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
4:1 … my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, …
2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
19 …my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
3:17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
15 … thou shalt not see evil any more.
14 … be glad and rejoice with all the heart …
12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them.
5:16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY.
SH 249:8-9, 6-8
Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine “powers that be.”
Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy.
SH 529:25-27 rejoice
…rejoice that evil, by whatever figure presented, contradicts itself and has neither origin nor support in Truth and good.
Our proportionate admission of the claims of good or of evil determines the harmony of our existence, — our health, our longevity, and our Christianity.
SH 265:23-24, 26
Who that has felt the loss of human peace has not gained stronger desires for spiritual joy?
The loss of earthly hopes and pleasures brightens the ascending path of many a heart. The pains of sense quickly inform us that the pleasures of sense are mortal and that joy is spiritual.
Earth has little light or joy for mortals before Life is spiritually learned.
Final deliverance from error, whereby we rejoice in immortality, boundless freedom, and sinless sense, is not reached through paths of flowers nor by pinning one’s faith without works to another’s vicarious effort.
HEAVEN. Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.
Harmony is produced by its Principle, is controlled by it and abides with it. Divine Principle is the Life of man. Man’s happiness is not, therefore, at the disposal of physical sense.
There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality–to have no other consciousness of life–than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses.
SH 354:28 I
… I rejoice in the apprehension of this grand verity.
Not materially but spiritually we know Him as divine Mind, as Life, Truth, and Love. We shall obey and adore in proportion as we apprehend the divine nature and love Him understandingly, warring no more over the corporeality, but rejoicing in the affluence of our God.
Truth will at length compel us all to exchange the pleasures and pains of sense for the joys of Soul.
Man is not a pendulum, swinging between evil and good, joy and sorrow, sickness and health, life and death.
If we look to the body for pleasure, we find pain; for Life, we find death; for Truth, we find error; for Spirit, we find its opposite, matter. Now reverse this action. Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.
Sorrow is turned into joy when the body is controlled by spiritual Life, Truth, and Love.
The Scripture, “Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many,” is literally fulfilled, when we are conscious of the supremacy of Truth, by which the nothingness of error is seen; and we know that the nothingness of error is in proportion to its wickedness. He that touches the hem of Christ’s robe and masters his mortal beliefs, animality, and hate, rejoices in the proof of healing, — in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love.
This is the doctrine of Christian Science: that divine Love cannot be deprived of its manifestation, or object; that joy cannot be turned into sorrow, for sorrow is not the master of joy; that good can never produce evil; that matter can never produce mind nor life result in death.
SH 377:5 rejoice
… rejoice always in ever-present Love.
100: 1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 …be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
37:3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:
“The Fullness of Joy”
By Rosemary Cobham
Christian Science Sentinel
“…there is no experience, be it ever so severe, that can separate us from joy, because there is no experience that can separate us from God. This is a spiritual, incontrovertible fact.”
“Be Glad And Rejoice”
By Elfriede Linde-Ebbinghaus
Christian Science Sentinel
“Be glad and rejoice with all the heart” is the encouragement given by the prophet Zephaniah (3:14). Christ Jesus lived in the atmosphere of spiritual bliss, and he taught his disciples and listeners how they could share in his joy. We find confirmation of this in Jesus’ statement (John 15:11), “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
One sometimes meets those who do not dare to rejoice, who are afraid to be happy. The author has found this attitude in people who keep alive in their consciousness past sorrow and past misfortunes, thus tormenting themselves.
True joy cannot be turned into sorrow because it is a quality of Soul. One must grasp the fact that God is All-in-all, one God, one source, one Being.
True joy is enduring, spiritual, because it has its origin in the Father-Mother God. God is Love, and not one of His children can be thrust out of this Love, because there is no place where Love is not. Love, the creative Principle of all being, forms its reflection, man, from joy. True joy is selfless. It is available to all mankind, and we can share in it at all times.
This understanding gains ground to the degree that it is utilized.
Happiness and joy are not attained by material means; they are not dependent upon material conditions, and we cannot expect them from material ties or combine them with the satisfying of human desires.
Christian Science helps the longing heart to break away from a material sense of life and to share true joy. Mary Baker Eddy, in her sermon “Christian Healing,” gives to everyone this advice (p. 10): “if you wish to be happy, argue with yourself on the side of happiness: take the side you wish to carry, and be careful not to talk on both sides, or to argue stronger for sorrow than for joy. You are the attorney for the case, and will win or lose according to your plea.”
For the Christian Scientist there is no greater field of activity than his own consciousness. The human consciousness is like a garden, which one must tend faithfully if it is to bear flowers and fruit.
If we tend the light of Truth, nothing can rob us of true joy. Jesus’ promise still stands (John 16:22): “Your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.”