NOVEMBER 9, 2016
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.
62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
86:9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
29:11 … I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
40:31 … they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
8:34 … the whole city came out to meet Jesus:
9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
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.
4:7 … unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
23 …be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 …put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
8:28 … we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
3:13 … we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
18 … grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever.
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, …
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY
Our proportionate admission of the claims of good or of evil determines the harmony of our existence, — our health, our longevity, and our Christianity.
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.
SH 167:22-24, 30
It is not wise to take a halting and half-way position or to expect to work equally with Spirit and matter, Truth and error.
Only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized.
When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path.
The discoverer of Christian Science finds the path less difficult when she has the high goal always before her thoughts, than when she counts her footsteps in endeavoring to reach it. When the destination is desirable, expectation speeds our progress.
Because Truth is infinite, error should be known as nothing. Because Truth is omnipotent in goodness, error, Truth’s opposite, has no might. Evil is but the
counterpoise of nothingness. The greatest wrong is but a supposititious opposite of the highest right. The confidence inspired by Science lies in the fact that Truth is real and error is unreal.
Evil is not supreme; good is not helpless; nor are the so-called laws of matter primary, and the law of Spirit secondary. Without this lesson, we lose sight of the perfect Father, or the divine Principle of man.
At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good. Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil.
Your influence for good depends upon the weight you throw into the right scale. The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable.
SH 495:14-15, 18 ???
When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea.
Let Christian Science, instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding of being, and this understanding will supplant error with Truth, replace mortality with immortality, and silence discord with harmony.
Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, — neither in nor of matter, — and the body will then utter no complaints. If suffering from a belief in sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well.
SH 213:4 As
“As he thinketh in his heart, so is he;” hence as a man spiritually understandeth so is he in truth.
SH 286:6-7 (to ,)
The understanding of Truth gives full faith in Truth, …
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.
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.
As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear, — as they were led through the
wilderness, walking wearily through the great desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised joy, — so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense of existence to the spiritual, up to the glory prepared for them who love God.
God is Love. Can we ask Him to be more? God is intelligence. Can we inform the infinite Mind of anything He does not already comprehend? Do we expect to change perfection? Shall we plead for more at the open fount, which is pouring forth more than we accept? The unspoken desire does bring us nearer the source of all existence and blessedness.
With one Father, even God, the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and that God, or good, the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine Science.
Man walks in the direction towards which he looks, and where his treasure
is, there will his heart be also. If our hopes and affections are spiritual, they come from above, not from beneath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit.
How shall we declare Him, till, in the language of the apostle, “we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ”?
And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.
By Ella W. Hoag
Christian Science Sentinel
February 21, 1925
“Expectancy of good presents hope in the midst of seeming despair, encouraging one to press forward to the overcoming of obstacles which might otherwise seem insurmountable. Always, then, there must be hope of good to come if there is to be proper advancement in any right direction. And where alone can real good be found? Where, except in God, the source and substance of all good! The Psalmist sang, ‘My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.’
“Christian Science, while it teaches the necessity of right expectation, also joins with the Psalmist in indicating that all true expectation is from God. Only as one’s hopes are centered in the operation of God’s law of love can they ever bring forth right fruition. As it is realized that God’s will includes all that is true and good; that it involves the necessary expression of all loveliness and perfection; indeed, that in it alone can be found all that is Godlike and glorious, one sees that to have his expectation placed in God is to be on the way to winning all that is desirable.”
“A Reason for Confidence”
By Edward C. Williams
Christian Science Sentinel
November 26, 1979
Today many people’s faith in human institutions and government is shaken. This lack of confidence signals the need for a higher faith—a faith in God, based on an understanding of Him and His control of His spiritual creation.
When there’s a decline in faith in Deity the effect on society is a gradual erosion of confidence in the superiority of good, in the triumph of right, and in mankind’s inherent nobility. The pursuit of justice and freedom falters before a creeping cynicism. Public confidence and an understanding faith in God go together, and without them freedom declines.
Divine Spirit, infinite Love, has made all things spiritual and perfect, and maintains them so. Mrs. Eddy writes: “The government of divine Love is supreme. Love rules the universe…”
Those in government need our help and our prayers, and we can support them through our perception of the omnipresence and omnipotence of God. We cannot work metaphysically for a person unasked, but we can support the office he fills by perceiving true government—God’s spiritual government, all functions of which are always controlled by divine law. God, Mind, is the only real intelligence, producing and coordinating the activity of all the elements of His government.