JUNE 28, 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.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
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.
31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!
3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit.
36:7 … We trust in the Lord our God:
25:9 … he will save us:
4 … thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a
refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
1 O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name;
34:11 ¶ For 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:
31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God.
2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
11 ¶ And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
19 ¶ But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life.
4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
15 And he taught in their synagogues, …
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way, …
20:17 ¶ And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
7: 24 ¶ … whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
21:9 … when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified:
10 Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
25 ¶ … and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band.
20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.
31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, …
22 … I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.
23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
44 …And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.
27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
11:18 … thou shalt take thy rest in safety.
19 … thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid;
29:25 …. whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY
The history of Christianity furnishes sublime proofs of the supporting influence and protecting power bestowed on man by his heavenly Father, omnipotent Mind, who gives man faith and understanding whereby to defend himself, not only from temptation, but from bodily suffering.
Nothing is more disheartening than to believe that there is a power opposite to God, or good, and that God endows this opposing power with strength to be used against Himself, against Life, health, harmony.
Ignorant of our God-given rights, we submit to unjust decrees, and the bias of education enforces this slavery.
Mortals must find refuge in Truth in order to escape the error of these latter days.
SH 496:6 in
…in Christian Science the first duty is to obey God, to have one Mind, and to love another as yourself.
Christian scientific practice begins with Christ’s keynote of harmony, “Be not afraid!”
There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause.
No hypothesis as to the existence of another power should interpose a doubt or fear to hinder the demonstration of Christian Science.
We cannot deny that Life is self-sustained, and we should never deny the everlasting harmony of Soul, simply because, to the mortal senses, there is seeming discord. It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony.
Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense.
Evil is a negation, because it is the absence of truth. It is nothing, because it is the absence of something. It is unreal, because it presupposes the absence of God, the omnipotent and omnipresent.
Resisting evil, you overcome it and prove its nothingness.
The cause of all so-called disease is mental, a mortal fear, a mistaken belief or conviction of the necessity and power of ill-health; also a fear that Mind is helpless to defend the life of man and incompetent to control it. Without this ignorant human belief, any circumstance is of itself powerless to produce suffering.
Disease has no intelligence. Unwittingly you sentence yourself to suffer. The understanding of this will enable you to commute this self-sentence, and meet every circumstance with truth. Disease is less than mind, and Mind can control it.
The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.
Divine Mind rightly demands man’s entire obedience, affection, and strength. No reservation is made for any lesser loyalty. Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength.
Divine metaphysics, as revealed to spiritual understanding, shows clearly that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, — that is, all power, all presence, all Science.
Every function of the real man is governed by the divine Mind. The human mind has no power to kill or to cure, and it has no control over God’s man. The divine Mind that made man maintains His own image and likeness.
SH 66:6-7, 10-11
Trials teach mortals not to lean on a material staff, — a broken reed, which pierces the heart.
Trials are proofs of God’s care.
When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.
Step by step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
“Heart to Heart”
By Mary Baker Eddy
Miscellaneous Writings 263:5
These two words in Scripture suggest the sweetest similes to be found in any language — rock and feathers: “Upon this rock I will build my church;” “He shall cover thee with His feathers.” How blessed it is to think of you as “beneath the shadow of a great rock in a weary land,” safe in His strength, building on His foundation, and covered from the devourer by divine protection and affection. Always bear in mind that His presence, power, and peace meet all human needs and reflect all bliss.
“Under the government of divine Principle, Love”
By Richard Nenneman
Christian Science Sentinel, February 27, 2006
The challenge for the individual today is not just learning how to live with the constant threat of terror, but how to deal with it.
The 91st Psalm contains the familiar words, “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day.” And, further on, the Psalmist tells why one need not be afraid—because God will “give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” These angels, which Christian Science recognizes as God’s ideas flowing to man, are the thoughts that come to us when we need them to aid in our protection.
Most people who are aware of what’s happening in the world today would like to help in bringing an end to the threat of terror, not only in their own lives, but for individuals and nations all over the planet. The most effective thing we may bring to this effort is the quiet, earnest knowing, through prayer, that we are not divided by race, geography, or religion, but that we all live under the government of divine Principle, Love.”
The challenge is to rise to that Christ consciousness—that is, the spiritual view of creation—in which we can claim the protection that is provided for all by an omnipotent, omnipresent God.
If the most one feels one can do in such a situation is to pray, the prayer needs to include the recognition of God’s love for all His creation.