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We Must Earn Our Way.

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Announcements Forums Man – March 6th, 2016 We Must Earn Our Way.

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    Florence
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    SH 238 : 15-21 Unimproved opportunities will rebuke us when we attempt to claim the benefits of an experience we have not made our own, try to reap the harvest we have not sown, and wish to enter unlawfully into the labors of others. Truth often remains unsought, until we seek this remedy for human woe because we suffer severely from error.

    To improve what we are gaining, we are required to obey some rules and also put into practice whatever understanding of Truth we gain. Martha Wilcox puts these rules in the form of questions on page 169 of her book which I find very helpful:

    For instance, 1.Are we obedient to the rule that requires us to counter-fact every disease and every inharmony?
    2.Do we always turn from the lie of false belief to truth?
    3.Do we insist vehemently on the great fact which covers the whole ground, that God is All? Do we keep in mind the verity of Being?
    4.Do we remember that man’s perfection is real and unimpeachable? (See S&H 233:28; 421:15; 414:26-27)

    Thank God for all these resources that help us earn our way to the healing Truth.

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    Susanne
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    Thank you for this post. These rules are a good reminder of what is required to stand porter at the door of thought, to be always watching.

    #702
    spencel
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    This citation stuck to me and was a continual reminder of the attitude I need to cultivate.
    I Chronicles 28 : 9
    …know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts,
    And from Gill’s Exposition of the Bible:
    “…serve him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind; cordially and sincerely, cheerfully and freely, neither in an hypocritical manner, nor through force and constraint, nor with loathing and weariness.”

    I appreciate the questions listed above and see the necessity of having a willing mind and perfect heart to be obedient to what is required of us. I am learning work to be well done sure can’t be accomplished superficially or half heartedly. I am grateful for the discipline constantly taught here.

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