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.
121:7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
34:1 ¶ 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:
28 … they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.
6:1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
3 …Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
4 ¶ Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault;
6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.
7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellers, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
10 ¶ Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
15 Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed.
16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
19 … the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.
20 … and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
23 ,,,, So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his 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, …
27:! 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.
2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia;
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.
41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground;
44 … And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.
28:3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
3:5 ¶ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
21 ¶My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
29:25 … whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
1:9 … Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
SCIENCE & 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.
The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms
of divine Love.
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. Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man, is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God.
Understanding the control which Love held over all, Daniel felt safe in the lions’ den, and Paul proved the viper to be harmless. All of God’s creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harmless, useful, indestructible.
The divine Love, which made harmless the poisonous viper, which delivered men from the boiling oil, from the fiery furnace, from the jaws of the lion, can heal the sick in every age and triumph over sin and death. It crowned the demonstrations of Jesus with unsurpassed power and love. But the same “Mind . . . which was also in Christ Jesus” must always accompany the letter of Science in order to
confirm and repeat the ancient demonstrations of prophets and apostles. That those wonders are not more commonly repeated to-day, arises not so much from lack of desire as from lack of spiritual growth.
S&H 151:20-24, 26
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.
Evil thoughts and aims reach no farther and do no more harm than one’s belief permits. Evil thoughts, lusts, and malicious purposes cannot go forth, like wandering pollen, from one human mind to another, finding unsuspected lodgment, if virtue and truth build a strong defence.
S&H 66:6-7, 10-11, 14
Trials teach mortals not to lean on a material staff, — a broken reed, which pierces the heart.
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.”
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.
Resisting evil, you overcome it and prove its nothingness
S&H 470:21-23, 32-5
The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.
When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.
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.
Truth guards the gateway to harmony.
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Christian Science Sentinel
“Under the Government of Divine Principle, Love”
By Richard Nenneman
“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.
“Just as one finds individual protection through turning to God for guidance, one can turn to God in the larger challenges. We need to see that we are not merely Arabs, Europeans, or Americans. Nor must we even define ourselves solely as Muslims, Christians, or Jews.
“It is possible to go beyond these categories by which we are used to defining ourselves geographically, socially, or even by religion—categories that often serve to actually divide and separate us.
“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.
“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.”