Abundance Begins with Spirituality

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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.

10  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

13 ¶ Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her:




28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

2  And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

3  Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

4  Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

5  Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

6  Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

7  The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

8  The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto;

9  The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.




2:21 ¶ Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.

23 … for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.

25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, …

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you:



1:1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the Lord his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

7  In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.

8  And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.

10  Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

11  And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:

12  Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.




4:38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land;

42 And there came a man from Baal-shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

43  And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the Lord, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

44  So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the Lord.




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.




12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

15 … a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

22  ¶And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

30  For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

31  ¶But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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.

35  Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

36  And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

37  Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching:




9:6 … this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, …

8:14  But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

8  God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:



3:10 … prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.




55:11 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee:

37:5  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.




SH 319:5

To calculate one’s life-prospects from a material basis, would infringe upon
spiritual law and misguide human hope. Having faith in the divine Principle of health and spiritually understanding God, sustains man under all circumstances;
whereas the lower appeal to the general faith in material means (commonly called nature) must yield to the all-might of infinite Spirit.


SH 103:25  (only) (to ,)

The truths of immortal Mind sustain man,…


SH 144:3 (only) (to 2nd ,)

If Mind is foremost and superior, let us rely upon Mind, …


SH 502:29-3

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 203:13

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.


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 …


SH 288:27-28

Science reveals the glorious possibilities of immortal man, forever unlimited by the mortal senses.


SH 471:15-19 the

… the evidence that God and man coexist is fully sustained by spiritual sense. Man is, and forever has been, God’s reflection. God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence.


SH 325:32

A false sense of life, substance, and mind hides the divine possibilities, and conceals scientific demonstration.


SH 179:21

Treatises on anatomy, physiology, and health, sustained by what is termed material law, are the promoters of sickness and disease. It should not be proverbial, that so long as you read medical works you will be sick.


SH 10:22-23, 28-30

Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.

That which we desire and for which we ask, it is not always best for us to receive.


SH 239:5

Take away wealth, fame, and social organizations, which weigh not one jot in the balance of God, and we get clearer views of Principle. Break up cliques, level wealth with honesty, let worth be judged according to wisdom, and we get better views of humanity.


SH 530:5-6

In divine Science, man is sustained by God, the divine Principle of being.


SH 507:3-6

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.


SH 325:7

Jesus gave the true idea of being, which results in infinite blessings to mortals.


SH 54:1

Through the magnitude of his human life, he demonstrated the divine Life. Out of the amplitude of his pure affection, he defined Love. With the affluence of Truth, he vanquished error. The world acknowledged not his righteousness, seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified example introduced.


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 481:2-3

Man is tributary to God, Spirit, and to nothing else.


SH 180:25-27

When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.


SH vii:1-2

To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.


SH 221:22 (only) being

… being is sustained by God, Mind.


Publications Quotations

“Supply and transparency”

By Miriam B. Damsgaard

From The Christian Science Journal

February 1979


Lack isn’t truly overcome by getting more money, education, or possessions but by relinquishing the concept of limitation. Supply isn’t found in accumulating materiality but in eliminating it. Real supply isn’t things coming to us; it’s ideas appearing through us, through the transparency–the clarity, purity, and spirituality–of enlightened thought.


Human needs are met as spiritual ideas–our true supply–appear in human consciousness. How does this come about? Mrs. Eddy writes, “The mortal mind through which Truth appears most vividly is that one which has lost much materiality–much error–in order to become a better transparency for Truth.”


The supply that meets our every need is already here–forever. It’s inexhaustible because derived from Spirit; complete because included and manifested in Mind; totally satisfying because expressed by Soul. We can never be separated from supply, because we are never separated from God.


Our work is to cast out false beliefs and joyfully acknowledge, appreciate, and express Love’s ever-present outpouring of good.


Thought determines experience. We do not need to allow circumstances to control us; we can control them through the quality of our thoughts.


The relationship between spirituality and abundance is brought out in Deuteronomy, where God is represented as saying: “And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.”


As we become clearer and clearer transparencies for Truth–for Christ, the true idea of God–blessings for all will pour through us. Each of us will be less and less a consciousness in need and more and more a consciousness supplied–a consciousness whose spirituality meets the needs of others.


Each one of us has as much spiritual supply as he is ready to express. “Divine Love is infinite,” writes Mrs. Eddy. “Therefore all that really exists is in and of God, and manifests His love.”


Words from Mary Baker Eddy


Miscellaneous Writings 307:1


“God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies. Never ask for to-morrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment.


Miscellany 186:13


“Rest assured that He in whom dwelleth all life, health, and holiness, will supply
all your needs according to His riches in glory.”