TRUTH

July 24: 2016

 

Golden Text

Ps 25:5

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

 

 

Responsive Reading

Ps 119:12,30,34,35,37,41,45,65,105,113,114,128; 86:11 (to :)

Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.

 

I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.

 

Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

 

Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

 

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

 

Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

 

And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

 

Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word.

 

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

 

I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

 

Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

 

Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

 

Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth:

 

 

Section I

( 1) Is 48:17

Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

 

( 2) Deut 32:3 I will, 4

I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

 

( 3) Ps 108:3 (to :), 4-6 (to :)

I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people:

 

For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; That thy beloved may be delivered:

 

( 4) Ps 61:2 lead, 3

lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

 

( 5) Ps 95:1

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

 

 

( 1) 330:19-20

II. God is what the Scriptures declare Him to be, Life, Truth, Love.

 

( 2) 593:18-18 (to 2nd .), 20

ROCK. Spiritual foundation; Truth.

 

SALVATION. Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness, and death destroyed.

 

( 3) 464:26 (only)

Falsity has no foundation.

 

( 4) 516:9-12, 16 (only), 19

God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence.

 

The great rock gives shadow and shelter.

 

Man, made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God's dominion over all the earth. Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.

 

( 5) 241:24-27

We should strive to reach the Horeb height where God is revealed; and the corner-stone of all spiritual building is purity.

 

( 6) 254:10-12

When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path.

 

 

Section II

( 6) Is 7:14 the

the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

 

( 7) Matt 2:1,2,7,8 (to ;), 9,10

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, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

 

Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child;

 

When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

 

( 8) Luke 2:8,9 (to :), 13,14,52

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:

 

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

 

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

 

( 9) John 1:14

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 

 

( 7) vii:1

To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings. The wakeful shepherd beholds the first faint morning beams, ere cometh the full radiance of a risen day. So shone the pale star to the prophet-shepherds; yet it traversed the night, and came where, in cradled obscurity, lay the Bethlehem babe, the human herald of Christ, Truth, who would make plain to benighted understanding the way of salvation through Christ Jesus, till across a night of error should dawn the morning beams and shine the guiding star of being. The Wisemen were led to behold and to follow this daystar of divine Science, lighting the way to eternal harmony.

 

( 8) 332:23-26,29

XI. Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of humanity as they could understand as well as perceive.

 

He expressed the highest type of divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age. Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image.

 

( 9) 315:29-32

Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother, Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh, between Truth and error.

 

(10) 287:9-12 (to !), 22-25

We call the absence of Truth, error. Truth and error are unlike. In Science, Truth is divine, and the infinite God can have no unlikeness. Did God, Truth, create error? No!

 

Error is false, mortal belief; it is illusion, without spiritual identity or foundation, and it has no real existence. The supposition that life, substance, and intelligence are in matter, or of it, is an error.

 

(11) 288:31-1

The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned from error, and man's real existence as a child of God comes to light.

 

 

Section III

(10) Matt 9:35

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

 

(11) Matt 13:10,11,24-30

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

 

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

 

(12) Ps 85:11-13

Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

 

 

(12) 243:25-31

Truth has no consciousness of error. Love has no sense of hatred. Life has no partnership with death. Truth, Life, and Love are a law of annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God.

Sickness, sin, and death are not the fruits of Life. They are inharmonies which Truth destroys.

 

(13) 343:14

Jesus strips all disguise from error, when his teachings are fully understood. By parable and argument he explains the impossibility of good producing evil; and he also scientifically demonstrates this great fact, proving by what are wrongly called miracles, that sin, sickness, and death are beliefs illusive errors which he could and did destroy.

 

(14) 300:13

The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the immutable and perfect. The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent. These opposite qualities are the tares and wheat, which never really mingle, though (to mortal sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Science separates the wheat from the tares, through the realization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting the divine likeness.

 

(15) 338:1-8

Christian Science, rightly understood, leads to eternal harmony. It brings to light the only living and true God and man as made in His likeness; whereas the opposite belief that man originates in matter and has beginning and end, that he is both soul and body, both good and evil, both spiritual and material terminates in discord and mortality, in the error which must be destroyed by Truth.

 

(16) 475:2 (only)

To Truth there is no error, all is Truth.

 

 

Section IV

(13) Ps 25:4,5 (to :), 8 (to :), 9

Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:

 

Good and upright is the Lord:

 

The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

 

(14) Prov 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

 

(15) Mark 10:13-16

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

 

(16) III John 1:2,4

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

 

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

 

 

(17) 341:8

Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" [Truth].

 

(18) 236:23-6

Parents should teach their children at the earliest possible period the truths of health and holiness. Children are more tractable than adults, and learn more readily to love the simple verities that will make them happy and good.

Jesus loved little children because of their freedom from wrong and their receptiveness of right. While age is halting between two opinions or battling with false beliefs, youth makes easy and rapid strides towards Truth.

A little girl, who had occasionally listened to my explanations, badly wounded her finger. She seemed not to notice it. On being questioned about it she answered ingenuously, "There is no sensation in matter." Bounding off with laughing eyes, she presently added, "Mamma, my finger is not a bit sore."

 

(19) 261:2

Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.

 

(20) 151:26

All that really exists is the divine Mind and its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found harmonious and eternal. The straight and narrow way is to see and acknowledge this fact, yield to this power, and follow the leadings of truth.

 

(21) 323:32-4

Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony.

 

 

Section V

(17) John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

(18) John 5:2,5,6, 9,14

Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

 

And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?

 

And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

 

Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

 

(19) Gal 5:1,7 who, 13 (to ;)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

 

who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?

 

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty;

 

 

(22) 227:21

Christian Science raises the standard of liberty and cries: "Follow me! Escape from the bondage of sickness, sin, and death!" Jesus marked out the way. Citizens of the world, accept the "glorious liberty of the children of God," and be free! This is your divine right. The illusion of material sense, not divine law, has bound you, entangled your free limbs, crippled your capacities, enfeebled your body, and defaced the tablet of your being.

 

(23) 473:4-6 Truth, 10-12

Truth, God, is not the father of error. Sin, sickness, and death are to be classified as effects of error.

 

Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God.

 

(24) 418:20-32

Truth is affirmative, and confers harmony. All metaphysical logic is inspired by this simple rule of Truth, which governs all reality. By the truthful arguments you employ, and especially by the spirit of Truth and Love which you entertain, you will heal the sick.

Include moral as well as physical belief in your efforts to destroy error. Cast out all manner of evil. "Preach the gospel to every creature." Speak the truth to every form of error. Tumors, ulcers, tubercles, inflammation, pain, deformed joints, are waking dream-shadows, dark images of mortal thought, which flee before the light of Truth.

 

(25) 390:32

Rise in the conscious strength of the spirit of Truth to overthrow the plea of mortal mind, alias matter, arrayed against the supremacy of Spirit. Blot out the images of mortal thought and its beliefs in sickness and sin. Then, when thou art delivered to the judgment of Truth, Christ, the judge will say, "Thou art whole!"

 

(26) 380:4 (only)

Truth is always the victor.

 

 

Section VI

(20) John 14:5,6,12,16, 17 (to 1st ;), 25,26

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

 

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

 

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth;

 

These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

 

(21) John 16:13 (to 1st :)

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

 

(22) Ps 117:2 the

the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

 

 

(27) 332:19

X. Jesus demonstrated Christ; he proved that Christ is the divine idea of God the Holy Ghost, or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle, Love, and leading into all truth.

 

(28) 55:27

In the words of St. John: "He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science.

 

(29) x:22-23

The divine Principle of healing is proved in the personal experience of any sincere seeker of Truth.

 

(30) 458:25 The

The Christian Scientist wisely shapes his course, and is honest and consistent in following the leadings of divine Mind. He must prove, through living as well as healing and teaching, that Christ's way is the only one by which mortals are radically saved from sin and sickness.

 

(31) 174:20

Truth is revealed. It needs only to be practised.