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Are His Words Holy To Me?

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  • #5101
    Florence
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    John 4:50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. ( Emphasis added)
    It is the same Christ speaking the Truth with power through the Bible, Mrs. Eddy’s words, inspired articles, practitioner’s encouragement etc. Do I view these as such, ponder them and take them to my heart? Here again we see that something is required of us to receive the full benefits of God’s promises!
    We must approach the Lessons with reverence, as if we are going to listen to what God wants us to know each day; instead of a humdrum routine that we can get tired of!

    #5110
    Rae
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    Thanks, Florence. It is such a gift to be able to read the Lessons and open our eyes to receive the messages that help us to awaken to the truth. God is Love.

    #5112
    parthens
    Participant

    Thank you, and so true!

    Joshua 1:8 – “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” This was the encouraging conditional promise that God spoke to Joshua after Moses’ passing, as Joshua contemplated the mighty challenges ahead of him in filling Moses’ shoes. Note that Joshua had the 5 Books of Moses only: the only source of the written Word of God in Joshua’s day (there were no Psalms, Proverbs books of the prophets, no other books of Israel’s histroy from which Joshua could receive instruction), but they were enough, indeed.

    With the advent of Christ, Jesus was able to draw from a much larger storehouse of scripture than could Joshua: that is, all the books of the Old Testament. Thus, the battle plan of God on behalf of humanity was made clearer as Jesus gathered greater and greater power from this larger arsenal of holy sciripture available to him at the time.

    With the advent of Mrs. Eddy’s revelation of Christian Science, she was able to draw from an even larger body of scripture: the Bible itself — the Old and the New Testaments, and from her inspired study of the Bible, she gave the world Science and Health, along with all her other writings. The Bible was her one and only source of inspiration.

    “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh” (Prov. 4:20). Thus, it is the Word – our devotion and active obedience to the Word, supported by Mrs. Eddy’s correlative writings – in mind, mouth, ears, eyes, heart continually, as never before – that will make the Allness of God more and more real to us until God and His image become the only Reality, infinitely dwarfing, overshadowing any supposed giant in Canaan, or Goliath, or any great red dragon dreamt up by mortal mind.

    #5114
    MaryBeth
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    I love all of these posts Even the title, “Are His Words Holy to Me?” – is something that captures my heart and attention. Recording and passing down His Holy Word did not come easily but with untold sacrifice. What a great privilege to be able to study His Word and to be reminded never to take this privilege for granted. Thank you very much!

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