GOD

July 2, 2017

 

Golden Text

Rom 11:33 (to 1st ;), 36 (to 1st .)

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.

 

 

Responsive Reading

I Cor 2:9-13 Eye

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

 

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

 

For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

 

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

 

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

 

Jer 9:24 let

let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

 

 

Section I

( 1) Is 44:6,10,11 (to 1st :), 18 (to :)

Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

 

Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed:

 

They have not known nor understood:

 

( 2) Deut 4:39

Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

 

( 3) John 4:24

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

 

( 4) I John 4:16 God is, 19

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

 

We love him, because he first loved us.

 

( 5) I Cor 8:6 to (to ;)

to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him;

 

 

( 1) 587:5

GOD. The great I AM; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.

 

( 2) 331:18

VI. God is individual, incorporeal. He is divine Principle, Love, the universal cause, the only creator, and there is no other self-existence. He is all-inclusive, and is reflected by all that is real and eternal and by nothing else. He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is Spirit and spiritual.

 

( 3) 275:26 (only), 31 (only)

The true understanding of God is spiritual.

 

Truth, spiritually discerned, is scientifically understood.

 

( 4) 209:31-32

Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand God.

 

( 5) vii:17-20

Ignorance of God is no longer the steppingstone to faith. The only guarantee of obedience is a right apprehension of Him whom to know aright is Life eternal.

 

( 6) 390:7-9

It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony.

 

 

Section II

( 6) Ps 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

 

( 7) Dan 2:1,2,4,5 (to :), 10,16,19,20,23

And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.

 

Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation. The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me:

 

The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.

 

Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.

 

Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

 

I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter.

 

( 8) Ps 118:27 (to :)

God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light:

 

 

( 7) 84:14

Acquaintance with the Science of being enables us to commune more largely with the divine Mind, to foresee and foretell events which concern the universal welfare, to be divinely inspired, yea, to reach the range of fetterless Mind.

 

( 8) 505:16-17, 26-28

Spirit imparts the understanding which uplifts consciousness and leads into all truth.

 

This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light.

 

( 9) 481:7-9

Material sense never helps mortals to understand Spirit, God. Through spiritual sense only, man comprehends and loves Deity.

 

(10) 506:10,18

Through divine Science, Spirit, God, unites understanding to eternal harmony. The calm and exalted thought or spiritual apprehension is at peace. Thus the dawn of ideas goes on, forming each successive stage of progress.

 

Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose in order that the purpose may appear.

 

 

Section III

( 9) Ps 119:12 (to :), 18,17,34,45, 135 (to ;)

Blessed art thou, O Lord:

 

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

 

Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

 

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

 

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

 

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant;

 

(10) Ps 17:15

As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

 

(11) Jer 31:3,31,33 this, 34 (to 2nd :)

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

 

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

 

this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord:

 

 

(11) 596:3

Paganism and agnosticism may define Deity as "the great unknowable;" but Christian Science brings God much nearer to man, and makes Him better known as the All-in-all, forever near.

 

(12) 256:16

The precise form of God must be of small importance in comparison with the sublime question, What is infinite Mind or divine Love?

 

(13) 13:2

Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters."

 

(14) 258:13,31-1

God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis. Mind manifests all that exists in the infinitude of Truth. We know no more of man as the true divine image and likeness, than we know of God.

 

Through spiritual sense you can discern the heart of divinity, and thus begin to comprehend in Science the generic term man.

 

(15) 516:19

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.

 

(16) 275:10-12, 17-24

To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is.

 

No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.

Divine metaphysics, as revealed to spiritual understanding, shows clearly that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, that is, all power, all presence, all Science. Hence all is in reality the manifestation of Mind.

 

 

Section IV

(12) Is 40:5,8 the word

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

 

the word of our God shall stand for ever.

 

(13) Mark 1:14 Jesus, 15 (to :), 23-27, 34

Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:

 

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

 

And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

 

(14) I Thess 5:23

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

(17) 473:12-15

Jesus is the name of the man who, more than all other men, has presented Christ, the true idea of God, healing the sick and the sinning and destroying the power of death.

 

(18) 84:28-30

All we correctly know of Spirit comes from God, divine Principle, and is learned through Christ and Christian Science.

 

(19) 171:31

The fundamental error lies in the supposition that man is a material outgrowth and that the cognizance of good or evil, which he has through the bodily senses, constitutes his happiness or misery.

 

(20) 12:10

It is neither Science nor Truth which acts through blind belief, nor is it the human understanding of the divine healing Principle as manifested in Jesus, whose humble prayers were deep and conscientious protests of Truth, of man's likeness to God and of man's unity with Truth and Love.

 

(21) 259:11

The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea, perfect God and perfect man, as the basis of thought and demonstration.

 

(22) 1:1-4

The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God, a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love.

 

(23) 17:2-3

Enable us to know, as in heaven, so on earth, God is omnipotent, supreme.

 

Section V

(15) John 12:44, 49, 50 (to :)

Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

 

For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting:

 

(16) Luke 12:32

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

 

(17) Luke 17:20,21

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

 

(18) Matt 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

 

 

(24) 476:28-5

When speaking of God's children, not the children of men, Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you;" that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God's image is unfallen and eternal. Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.

 

(25) 576:21

This kingdom of God "is within you," is within reach of man's consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it. In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.

 

(26) 248:29

Let unselfishness, goodness, mercy, justice, health, holiness, love the kingdom of heaven reign within us, and sin, disease, and death will diminish until they finally disappear.

 

(27) 324:4

The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."

 

 

Section VI

(19) II Cor 4:6 God, 15

God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

 

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

 

(20) Ps 103:2-4

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

 

(21) Ps 107:8

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

 

(22) Mic 4:2 (to ;), 3 and they

And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob;

 

and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

 

 

(28) 467:9

It should be thoroughly understood that all men have one Mind, one God and Father, one Life, Truth, and Love. Mankind will become perfect in proportion as this fact becomes apparent, war will cease and the true brotherhood of man will be established. Having no other gods, turning to no other but the one perfect Mind to guide him, man is the likeness of God, pure and eternal, having that Mind which was also in Christ.

 

(29) 340:23

One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself;" annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.

 

 

Section VII

(23) Ps 18:1,2 (to 2nd ;)

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust;

 

(24) Rev 11:17 We

We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

 

 

(30) 444:10

Step by step will those who trust Him find that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

 

(31) 140:7-12

Not materially but spiritually we know Him as divine Mind, as Life, Truth, and Love. We shall obey and adore in proportion as we apprehend the divine nature and love Him understandingly, warring no more over the corporeality, but rejoicing in the affluence of our God.

 

(32) 536:8

The divine understanding reigns, is all, and there is no other consciousness.