MARCH 22, 2017
91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
41:10 ¶ Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
32:18 … my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
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.
26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
34:11 … thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick:
30 Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God.
31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God.
31:3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:
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.
7:11 ¶ And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: …
18 … He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
13:10 … love is the fulfilling of the law.
8:28 … all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
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.
23:14 … know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.
15… all good things are come upon you, which the Lord your God promised you;
I CORINTHIANS (J. B. Phillips)
13:8 Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.
13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I
or a clanging cymbal.
2 And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil;
6 rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;
7 beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Love never faileth:
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY
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.
When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path.
SH 206:12 hope
… hope, faith, love — is the prayer of the righteous. This prayer, governed by Science instead of the senses, heals the sick.
To be “with the Lord” is to be in obedience to the law of God, to be absolutely governed by divine Love, — by Spirit, not by matter.
Tenderness accompanies all the might imparted by Spirit.
SH 106:26 the
… the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
All nature teaches God’s love to man, but man cannot love God supremely and set his whole affections on spiritual things, while loving the material or trusting in it more than in the spiritual.
All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.
The author became a member of the orthodox Congregational Church in early years. Later she learned that her own prayers failed to heal her as did the prayers of her devout parents and the church; but when the spiritual sense of the creed was discerned in the Science of Christianity, this spiritual sense was a present help. It was the living, palpitating presence of Christ, Truth, which healed the sick.
SH 66:10-11, 14
Trials are proofs of God’s care.
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.” Here is a definite and inspired proclamation of Christian Science.
SH 444:4, 10
“All things work together for good to them that love God,” is the dictum of Scripture.
Step by step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
The very circumstance, which your suffering sense deems wrathful and afflictive, Love can make an angel entertained unawares.
In the following Psalm one word shows, though faintly, the light which Christian Science throws on the Scriptures by substituting for the corporeal sense, the incorporeal or spiritual sense of Deity: —
[DIVINE LOVE ] is my shepherd; I shall not want.
[LOVE] maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
[LOVE] leadeth me beside the still waters.
[LOVE] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]: [LOVE] lead‐eth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [LOVE] is with me; [LOVE’S] rod and [LOVE’S] staff they comfort me.
[LOVE] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: [LOVE] anointeth my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [LOVE] for ever.
Divine love always has met and always will meet every human need.
“God is Love.” More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go.
SH 589:9 God ( ,)
… God is the divine Principle of all existence, …
SH 589:10 man
… man is His idea, the child of His care.
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.
SH 494:13 to
… to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.
I CORINTHIANS (American Standard Version)
13:8 Love never faileth:
“Love Meets The World’s Challenge”
By Miriam B. Clark
Christian Science Sentinel
July 29, 1950
Love is the answer to the world’s challenge of sickness and discord because, as the Scriptures proclaim (I Cor. 13:8, Revised Version), “Love never faileth.” What need can be greater today, in these seemingly troublous times, than the comfort that comes from the assurance which Christian Science brings that God, the ever-present and universal creator, is Love, the source of the love that never fails? Genuine love never fails because it comes from Principle, and Principle never fails because it is Love itself, all-powerful, irresistible Love. Love, the Principle of all that exists, is working out its purpose through divine law and order. In Love we find all that is needed to provide security, dependableness, and freedom from fear.
The problems of the world demand clear thinking, highest motives, and unselfed love for their solution. Jesus foresaw the upheaval that Truth, touching and permeating the world thought, would bring and told us that when these things should come to pass we must look up, that is, above persons and things to God. This Love that never fails is not personal, does not see man as material personality. It expresses itself as man, its reflection, its forever unfolding idea, the image and likeness of divine Mind—the man Jesus beheld.
Only unselfed love, derived from divine Love, unfailing Principle, enables us to maintain our watch for the whole world. We shall gain more of the patience and compassion of our great Master as we understand God as Love and man as Love’s expression, and we shall see more of the primitive Christian healing, which will bless all mankind.