August 26, 2018


Golden Text

Ps 147:1 (to :), 5

Praise ye the Lord: …Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. …


Responsive Reading

Eccl 9:1 I considered (to :), 13-15 (to ;), 16 Wisdom (to :), 17,18 (to :)

I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God:


This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:


There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:


Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city;


Wisdom is better than strength:


The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war:


Job 28:12,13 (to ;), 14,15,20,23,28

But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?


Man knoweth not the price thereof;


The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.


It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.


Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?


God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.


And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.



Section I

( 1)   Jer 9:23,24

Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But 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.


( 2)   Dan 2:20 Blessed, 21 he giveth, 22

blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:


he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.


( 3)   I Cor 8:2 if, 3,6 to (to ;)

if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of him.


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)   469:7-11

Question. — What is intelligence?

Answer. — Intelligence is omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. It is the primal and eternal quality of infinite Mind, of the triune Principle, — Life, Truth, and Love, — named God.


( 3)   282:26

    Truth is the intelligence of immortal Mind. Error is the so-called intelligence of mortal mind.


( 4)   91:22-26

    Certain erroneous postulates should be here considered in order that the spiritual facts may be better apprehended.

    The first erroneous postulate of belief is, that substance, life, and intelligence are something apart from God.


( 5)   73:26-29

    It is a grave mistake to suppose that matter is any part of the reality of intelligent existence, or that Spirit and matter, intelligence and non-intelligence, can commune together.


( 6)   2:23-24 ?

? God is intelligence.



Section II

( 4)   Mark 1:1

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;


( 5)   Luke 2:40-50

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.


( 6)   Eph 1:3,15-18 I also (to ;)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:


I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened;



( 7)   586:9

FATHER.  Eternal Life; the one Mind; the divine Principle, commonly called God.


( 8)   18:3-5

Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. 


( 9)   136:5-6

He claimed no intelligence, action, nor life separate from God.


(10)   588:24

INTELLIGENCE.  Substance; self-existent and eternal Mind; that which is never unconscious nor limited.


(11)   275:14-15,20

All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God.


    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.


(12)   209:11-14

Neither philosophy nor skepticism can hinder the march of the Science which reveals the supremacy of Mind. The immanent sense of Mind-power enhances the glory of Mind.


(13)   385:17

Whatever it is your duty to do, you can do without harm to yourself. If you sprain the muscles or wound the flesh, your remedy is at hand. Mind decides whether or not the flesh shall be discolored, painful, swollen, and inflamed.



Section III

( 7)   Job 34:4

Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.


( 8)   Luke 2:52

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


( 9)   Luke 6:6-10 and there

and there was a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst.  And he arose and stood forth. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand.  And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.


(10)   Rom 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


(11)   Ps 92:5,8 thou

O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.


thou, Lord, art most high for evermore.


(12)   Ps 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.



(14)   114:10

    In Science, Mind is one, including noumenon and phenomena, God and His thoughts.


(15)   7:23 The

The "divine ear" is not an auditory nerve. It is the all-hearing and all-knowing Mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied.


(16)   94:28-3

Our Master read mortal mind on a scientific basis, that of the omnipresence of Mind.  An approximation of this discernment indicates spiritual growth and union with the infinite capacities of the one Mind. Jesus could injure no one by his Mind-reading.  The effect of his Mind was always to heal and to save, and this is the only genuine Science of reading mortal mind. 


(17)   95:6-16

We approach God, or Life, in proportion to our spirituality, our fidelity to Truth and Love; and in that ratio we know all human need and are able to discern the thought of the sick and the sinning for the purpose of healing them.  Error of any kind cannot hide from the law of God.

    Whoever reaches this point of moral culture and goodness cannot injure others, and must do them good. The greater or lesser ability of a Christian Scientist to discern thought scientifically, depends upon his genuine spirituality.


(18)   180:25-27

    When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.



Section IV

(13)   Luke 4:14,15

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.


(14)   Luke 9:38-43 (to .)

And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child. And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him. And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not. And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you?  Bring thy son hither. And as he was yet a-coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father. And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God.


(15)   II Tim 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.



(19)   469:13-17 Mind, 25-28

Mind is God. The exterminator of error is the great truth that God, good, is the only Mind, and that the supposititious opposite of infinite Mind  — called devil or evil — is not Mind, is not Truth, but error, without intelligence or reality.


    We lose the high signification of omnipotence, when after admitting that God, or good, is omnipresent and has all-power, we still believe there is another power, named evil.


(20)   205:9-12

When will it be understood that matter has neither intelligence, life, nor sensation, and that the opposite belief is the prolific source of all suffering?


(21)   270:7-10 Only by

 be real. If one is real, the other must be unreal. Only by understanding that there is but one power, — not two powers, matter and Mind, — are scientific and logical conclusions reached.


(22)   191:19

Mind is not helpless. Intelligence is not mute before non-intelligence.


(23)   171:12-22, 25

    Mind's control over the universe, including man, is no longer an open question, but is demonstrable Science.  Jesus illustrated the divine Principle and the power of immortal Mind by healing sickness and sin and destroying the foundations of death.

    Mistaking his origin and nature, man believes himself to be combined matter and Spirit. He believes that Spirit is sifted through matter, carried on a nerve, exposed to ejection by the operation of matter.  The intellectual, the moral, the spiritual, — yea, the image of infinite Mind, — subject to non-intelligence!


    The so-called laws of matter are nothing but false beliefs that intelligence and life are present where Mind is not. These false beliefs are the procuring cause of all sin and disease. The opposite truth, that intelligence and life are spiritual, never material, destroys sin, sickness, and death.


(24)   216:11,20-1

    The understanding that the Ego is Mind, and that there is but one Mind or intelligence, begins at once to destroy the errors of mortal sense and to supply the truth of immortal sense. This understanding makes the body harmonious; it makes the nerves, bones, brain, etc., servants, instead of masters. If man is governed by the law of divine Mind, his body is in submission to everlasting Life and Truth and Love. The great mistake of mortals is to suppose that man, God's image and likeness, is both matter and Spirit, both good and evil.


image and likeness, is both matter and Spirit, both good and evil.

    If the decision were left to the corporeal senses, evil would appear to be the master of good, and sickness to be the rule of existence, while health would seem the exception, death the inevitable, and life a paradox. Paul asked: "What concord hath Christ with Belial?"  (2 Corinthians vi. 15.)

    When you say, "Man's  body is material," I say with Paul:  Be "willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." Give up your material belief of mind in matter, and have but one Mind, even God; for this Mind forms its own likeness.


(25)   215:12

Whatever is governed by God, is never for an instant deprived of the light and might of intelligence and Life.



Section V

(16)   John 7:2 the, 14-18, 28 Ye, 29

the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.


Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.


Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.


(17)   John 8:28 I do, 29

I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.


(18)   John 10:15 (to :), 30

As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father:


I and my Father are one.


(19)   Phil 2:5

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:



(26)   204:20

When will the ages understand the Ego, and realize only one God, one Mind or intelligence?


(27)   79:17-19 The

The Apostle Paul bade men have the Mind that was in the Christ.  Jesus did his own work by the one Spirit.


(28)   279:16-19

    In proportion as the belief disappears that life and intelligence are in or of matter, the immortal facts of being are seen, and their only idea or intelligence is in God.


(29)   475:13

Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique. He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas; the generic term for all that reflects God's image and likeness; the conscious identity of being as found in Science, in which man is the reflection of God, or Mind, and therefore is eternal; that which has no separate mind from God; that which has not a single quality underived from Deity; that which possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker.



Section VI

(20)   Ps 133:1

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!


(21)   I Pet 3:8

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:


(22)   Rom 15:5 the, 6

the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


(23)   I Cor 2:16 we

we have the mind of Christ.



(30)   496:5

You will learn that in Christian Science the first duty is to obey God, to have one Mind, and to love another as yourself.


(31)   467:13

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.


(32)   184:16-17

    Controlled by the divine intelligence, man is harmonious and eternal.