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Seek good, and not evil

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Announcements Forums Life – July 15th, 2018 Seek good, and not evil

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    “Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you.” Amos 5: 14

    This theme is throughout the Bible. It is the fundamental covenant. The question is, what is this “good” that we should seek? It can’t be a human sense of goodness. The human sense of goodness sees and judges personalities, tolerates bad behavior in the name of “tolerance,” and enables bad habits, all in the name of human kindness. It does not heal. And it just as quickly turns to evil when it gets its feelings hurt.

    What Amos is referring to is divine good, or God. It is to seek that which God decrees to be right. Seek the divine Principle that does away with any human sense of goodness, which has no tolerance of anything that is not God-like. This is the only “good” there is. Mrs. Evans used to say often, “When you stand for Principle, Principle stand for you.” And to seek it means to obey God’s commands (each minute of each day). It requires complete trust in your spiritual sense and lots of self-immolation (burning out of pride). It puts one under the protection of divine law, which, fortunately, is the only power in the universe.

    The Bible is full of examples of the benefit of doing this. Jesus proved it and explained it. And fortunately for us, Mary Baker Eddy discovered the science of this power and wrote our textbook, so that it will never be lost again.

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