SOUL

August 19, 2018

 

Golden Text

Ps 118:14

The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

 

 

Responsive Reading

Is 55:3 (to ;), 12; 35:1 the desert, 2 (to :), 3,5,6,8 (to 1st :), 10

Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live;

 

For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

 

the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

 

It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing:

 

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

 

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

 

Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

 

And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness;

 

And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

 

 

Section I

( 1) Ps 25:1

Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

 

( 2) Ps 96:1,9 (to :), 11-13 (to 1st :)

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.

 

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:

 

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice Before the Lord:

 

( 3) Ps 84:11

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

 

( 4) Ps 47:6,7

Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

 

( 5) Job 23:13 he, 14

he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.

 

 

( 1) 120:4

Soul, or Spirit, is God, unchangeable and eternal; and man coexists with and reflects Soul, God, for man is God's image.

 

( 2) 71:5

The identity, or idea, of all reality continues forever; but Spirit, or the divine Principle of all, is not in Spirit's formations. Soul is synonymous with Spirit, God, the creative, governing, infinite Principle outside of finite form, which forms only reflect.

 

( 3) 240:6-11

The floral apostles are hieroglyphs of Deity. Suns and planets teach grand lessons. The stars make night beautiful, and the leaflet turns naturally towards the light.

In the order of Science, in which the Principle is above what it reflects, all is one grand concord.

 

( 4) 310:11

Day may decline and shadows fall, but darkness flees when the earth has again turned upon its axis. The sun is not affected by the revolution of the earth. So Science reveals Soul as God, untouched by sin and death, as the central Life and intelligence around which circle harmoniously all things in the systems of Mind.

 

( 5) 255:3-6

"Let there be light," is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres.

 

 

Section II

( 6) Ps 42:5 (to :), 8 the

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God:

 

the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

 

( 7) I Sam 16:14-19 the, 23

the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him. And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me. Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-lehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him. Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.

 

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

 

( 8) Jer 29:11 I know, 12

I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

 

( 9) Ps 35:9 my

my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.

 

 

( 6) 273:18-27

Man is harmonious when governed by Soul. Hence the importance of understanding the truth of being, which reveals the laws of spiritual existence.

God never ordained a material law to annul the spiritual law. If there were such a material law, it would oppose the supremacy of Spirit, God, and impugn the wisdom of the creator. Jesus walked on the waves, fed the multitude, healed the sick, and raised the dead in direct opposition to material laws. His acts were the demonstration of Science, overcoming the false claims

 

( 7) 206:30-1

God does not cause man to sin, to be sick, or to die.

There are evil beliefs, often called evil spirits; but these evils are not Spirit, for there is no evil in Spirit.

 

( 8) 305:2

A discontented, discordant mortal is no more a man than discord is music.

 

( 9) 470:23-24, 32

Man is the expression of God's being.

 

The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.

 

(10) 304:16

Harmony is produced by its Principle, is controlled by it and abides with it. Divine Principle is the Life of man. Man's happiness is not, therefore, at the disposal of physical sense. Truth is not contaminated by error. Harmony in man is as beautiful as in music, and discord is unnatural, unreal.

 

(11) 213:26

Music is the rhythm of head and heart. Mortal mind is the harp of many strings, discoursing either discord or harmony according as the hand, which sweeps over it, is human or divine.

 

(12) 390:7

It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony. Truth will at length compel us all to exchange the pleasures and pains of sense for the joys of Soul.

 

 

Section III

(10) Ps 51:1 (to :), 8 (to :)

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:

 

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

 

(11) Is 41:13 I the

I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

 

(12) Is 42:1,10 (to ;)

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

 

Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein;

 

(13) Mark 3:7 Jesus, 8 (to ;), 10 (to ;)

Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan;

 

For he had healed many;

 

(14) Mark 7:32,34-37

And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.

 

And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

 

 

(13) 210:11-16

Knowing that Soul and its attributes were forever manifested through man, the Master healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, feet to the lame, thus bringing to light the scientific action of the divine Mind on human minds and bodies and giving a better understanding of Soul and salvation.

 

(14) 26:19-23

A musician demonstrates the beauty of the music he teaches in order to show the learner the way by practice as well as precept. Jesus' teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love.

 

(15) 141:3-4,13-16

More than profession is requisite for Christian demonstration.

 

In healing the sick and sinning, Jesus elaborated the fact that the healing effect followed the understanding of the divine Principle and of the Christ-spirit which governed the corporeal Jesus.

 

(16) 213:17 Divine

Divine Science reveals sound as communicated through the senses of Soul through spiritual understanding.

 

(17) 214:14,28

When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious.

 

Neither age nor accident can interfere with the senses of Soul, and there are no other real senses. It is evident that the body as matter has no sensation of its own, and there is no oblivion for Soul and its faculties. Spirit's senses are without pain, and they are forever at peace. Nothing can hide from them the harmony of all things and the might and permanence of Truth.

 

 

Section IV

(15) Ps 68:4 (to :), 5,6 (to 1st :)

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name:

 

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. God setteth the solitary in families:

 

(16) Is 61:10

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

 

(17) Is 54:5

For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

 

(18) Is 62:5 as the

as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

 

 

(18) 582:14-20

BRIDE. Purity and innocence, conceiving man in the idea of God; a sense of Soul, which has spiritual bliss and enjoys but cannot suffer.

 

BRIDEGROOM. Spiritual understanding; the pure consciousness that God, the divine Principle, creates man as His own spiritual idea, and that God is the only creative power.

 

(19) 60:4-8,24-31

Kindred tastes, motives, and aspirations are necessary to the formation of a happy and permanent companionship. The beautiful in character is also the good, welding indissolubly the links of affection.

 

An ill-attuned ear calls discord harmony, not appreciating concord. So physical sense, not discerning the true happiness of being, places it on a false basis. Science will correct the discord, and teach us life's sweeter harmonies.

Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul.

 

(20) 57:4-5, 10-11

Union of the masculine and feminine qualities constitutes completeness.

 

Both sexes should be loving, pure, tender, and strong.

 

(21) 59:11

Fulfilling the different demands of their united spheres, their sympathies should blend in sweet confidence and cheer, each partner sustaining the other, thus hallowing the union of interests and affections, in which the heart finds peace and home.

 

(22) 64:17

Marriage should signify a union of hearts. Furthermore, the time cometh of which Jesus spake, when he declared that in the resurrection there should be no more marrying nor giving in marriage, but man would be as the angels. Then shall Soul rejoice in its own, in which passion has no part. Then white-robed purity will unite in one person masculine wisdom and feminine love, spiritual understanding and perpetual peace.

 

 

Section V

(19) Ps 86:4

Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

 

(20) Ps 32:7 thou shalt compass (to 1st .)

thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.

 

(21) Act 15:40

And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

 

(22) Act 16:16-26

And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

 

 

(23) 2:4

Are we benefited by praying? Yes, the desire which goes forth hungering after righteousness is blessed of our Father, and it does not return unto us void.

 

(24) 224:28-31 (to 1st .)

Truth brings the elements of liberty. On its banner is the Soul-inspired motto, "Slavery is abolished." The power of God brings deliverance to the captive.

 

(25) 563:1-2

Human sense may well marvel at discord, while, to a diviner sense, harmony is the real and discord the unreal.

 

(26) 114:23-24, 27-29

Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical.

 

In divine Science, the universe, including man, is spiritual, harmonious, and eternal.

 

(27) 322:3-9

When understanding changes the standpoints of life and intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or Truth, in its divine Principle. This must be the climax before harmonious and immortal man is obtained and his capabilities revealed.

 

(28) 234:4

Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love be it song, sermon, or Science blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ's table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.

 

 

Section VI

(23) Ps 103:22

Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.

 

(24) James 5:13-15 (to ;)

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up;

 

(25) Col 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

 

 

(29) 285:27

As mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power.

 

(30) viii:4

To develop the full might of this Science, the discords of corporeal sense must yield to the harmony of spiritual sense, even as the science of music corrects false tones and gives sweet concord to sound.

 

(31) 125:12-16

As human thought changes from one stage to another of conscious pain and painlessness, sorrow and joy, from fear to hope and from faith to understanding, the visible manifestation will at last be man governed by Soul, not by material sense.

 

(32) 249:31 (only)

Man is the reflection of Soul.