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Our guarantee of obedience

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Announcements Forums God — July 5th, 2020 Our guarantee of obedience

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    “The only guarantee of obedience is a right apprehension of Him whom to know aright is Life eternal.” (S&H vii)

    “Who is it that demands our obedience? He who, in the language of Scripture,’doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou?'” (S&H 256)

    To obey out of fear is not a guarantee of obedience, as society clearly shows. The true guarantee of one’s obedience is the result of a love of good, and in Christian Science it’s our love for God and our love for God is in proportion to our understanding of Him. This week’s watch tells us that our understanding of Him must change and improve as we grow. This also means a growing understanding of what it means to do His will. Anytime I have any self-assertion, I want, I must drop it for “I want only what you want, Father, no matter what that means.” I am learning that this is the only way to really respect and honor God.

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