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46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
84:11… no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
AND FROM THE NEW LIVING TRANSLATION:
1:17 … Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes, as a shifting shadow does.
8:2 Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands.
3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
6 So obey the commands of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and fearing him.
7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with fountains and springs that gush out in the valleys and hills.
8 It is a land of wheat and barley; of grapevines, fig trees, and pomegranates; of olive oil and honey.
10 When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
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.
17 He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’
18 Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, …
17:1 Now Elijah, who was from Tishbe in Gilead, told King Ahab, “As surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives—the God I serve—there will be no dew or rain during the next few years until I give the word!”
2 Then the Lord said to Elijah,
3 “Go to the east and hide by Kerith Brook, near where it enters the Jordan River.
4 Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food.”
5 So Elijah did as the Lord told him and camped beside Kerith Brook, east of the Jordan.
6 The ravens brought him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he drank from the brook.
7 But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land.
8 Then the Lord said to Elijah,
9 “Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. I have instructed a widow there to feed you.”
10 So he went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the gates of the village, he saw a widow gathering sticks, and he asked her, “Would you please bring me a little water in a cup?”
11 As she was going to get it, he called to her, “Bring me a bite of bread, too.”
12 But she said, “I swear by the Lord your God that I don’t have a single piece of bread in the house. And I have only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug. I was just gathering a few sticks to cook this last meal, and then my son and I will die.”
13 But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me first. Then use what’s left to prepare a meal for yourself and your son.
14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: There will always be flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the Lord sends rain and the crops grow again!”
15 So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her son continued to eat for many days.
4:38 Elisha now returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land.
42 One day a man from Baal-shalishah brought the man of God a sack of fresh grain and twenty loaves of barley bread made from the first grain of his harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people so they can eat.”
43 “What?” his servant exclaimed. “Feed a hundred people with only this?” But Elisha repeated, “Give it to the people so they can eat, for this is what the Lord says: Everyone will eat, and there will even be some left over!”
44 And when they gave it to the people, there was plenty for all and some left over, just as the Lord had promised.
8:1 About this time another large crowd had gathered, and the people ran out of food again. Jesus called his disciples and told them,
2 “I feel sorry for these people. They have been here with me for three days, and they have nothing left to eat.
3 if I send them home hungry, they will faint along the way. For some of them have come a long distance.”
4 His disciples replied, “How are we supposed to find enough food to feed them out here in the wilderness?”
5 Jesus asked, “How much bread do you have?” “Seven loaves,” they replied.
6 So Jesus told all the people to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves, thanked god for them, and broke them into pieces. He gave them to his disciples, who distributed the bread to the crowd.
7 A few small fish were found, too, so Jesus also blessed these and told the disciples to distribute them.
8 They ate as much as they wanted. Afterward, the disciples picked up seven large baskets of leftover food.
9 There were about 4,000 people in the crowd that day, and Jesus sent them home after they had eaten.
AND AGAIN FROM THE KING JAMES VERSION:
6:31 … take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 … your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 … seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
6:8 … your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of god, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
4:19 …My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY:
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.
In Divine Science, man is sustained by God, the Divine Principle of being.
When man is governed by God, the ever-present mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.
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.”
In Divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as “a very present help in trouble.” Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.
“All things work together for good to them that love God,” is the dictum of scripture.
Divine love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine love supplies all good.
In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes,–Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply.
Spirit duly feeds and clothes every object, as it appears in the line of spiritual creation, thus tenderly expressing the fatherhood and motherhood of God.
S&H 15:28-30 ???
Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings.
Divine Love blesses its own ideas, and causes them to multiply,–to manifest His power.
S&H 507:15 ???
A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.
As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible. When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.
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. Because of human ignorance of the divine Principle, Love, the Father of all is represented as a corporeal creator; hence men recognize themselves as merely physical, and are ignorant of man as God’s image or reflection and of man’s eternal incorporeal existence.
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.
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
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.”