Confiding all to God

Wed., 10/29/14 readings, 2nd Church Berkeley – sub-topics: “confidence in God as all” (SH 397); defending against mental malpractice
SH Ps. 27:1 2nd the, 3, 5
1 …the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
SH Ps. 36:5, 6, 7 1st the
5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast. 7 …the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
SH Prov. 3:5, 6
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
SH Mark 1:14 1st Jesus, 15 (to 1st :)
14 …Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:
SH Mark 7:25 1st a, 26 1st and, 27-30
25 …a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: 26 …and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. 27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. 28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. 29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. 30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
SH Matt. 9:20-22
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
SH Phil. 2:5
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
SH Gal. 5:10 (to 1st :)
10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded:
SH Phil. 1:25, 27 2nd that
25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; 27 …that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
SH Heb. 3:14
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
SH Heb. 10:35, 36
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
SH II Cor. 9:8 1st God, 11
8 …God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
SH Isa. 30:15 (to 1st :)
15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:
SH I John 5:14
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
SH 494:15-19 Jesus
demonstrated the inability of corporeality, as well as the
infinite ability of Spirit, thus helping erring
human sense to flee from its own convictions
and seek safety in divine Science.
SH 495:16-24
Let neither
fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and
calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious – as
Life eternally is – can destroy any painful sense of, or
belief in, that which Life is not. Let Christian Science,
instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding of
being, and this understanding will supplant error with
Truth, replace mortality with immortality, and silence dis-
cord with harmony.
SH 428:3-12 A
A demonstra-
tion of the facts of Soul in Jesus’ way resolves the dark
visions of material sense into harmony and
immortality. Man’s privilege at this supreme
moment is to prove the words of our Master: “If a man
keep my saying, he shall never see death.” To divest
thought of false trusts and material evidences in order
that the spiritual facts of being may appear, – this is
the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep
away the false and give place to the true.
SH 455:8-10
You must utilize the moral
might of Mind in order to walk over the waves of error
and support your claims by demonstration.
SH 155:21-25
human mind acts more powerfully to offset the discords
of matter and the ills of flesh, in proportion as it puts less
weight into the material or fleshly scale and more weight
into the spiritual scale.
SH 201:7-9 Truth
makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away
and “all things are become new.
SH 514:26
Understanding the control which Love held over all,
Daniel felt safe in the lions’ den, and Paul proved the
viper to be harmless. All of God’s creatures
moving in the harmony of Science, are harm-
less, useful, indestructible. A realization of this grand
verity was a source of strength to the ancient worthies.
It supports Christian healing, and enables its possessor
to emulate the example of Jesus. “And God saw that
it was good.
SH 397:12-22
When an ac-
cident happens, you think or exclaim, “I am hurt!”
Your thought is more powerful than your words, more
powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury
Now reverse the process. Declare that you are not hurt
and understand the reason why, and you will find the
ensuing good effects to be in exact proportion to your
disbelief in physics, and your fidelity to divine meta-
physics, confidence in God as All, which the Scriptures
declare Him to be.
SH 417:10-14, 16
the facts of Christian Science, – that Spirit is God, and
therefore cannot be sick; that what is termed matter
cannot be sick; that all causation is Mind, acting
through spiritual law.
When you silence the witness against your
plea, you destroy the evidence, for the disease disap-
pears. The evidence before the corporeal senses is not
the Science of immortal man.
SH 387:5-12
Mind can be overworked? When we reach
our limits of mental endurance, we conclude
that intellectual labor has been carried sufficiently far;
but when we realize that immortal Mind is ever active,
and that spiritual energies can neither wear out nor can
so-called material law trespass upon God-given powers
and resources, we are able to rest in Truth, refreshed by
the assurances of immortality, opposed to mortality.
SH 23:32-2
The Hebrew verb to believe means also to be firm or
to be constant. This certainly applies to Truth and Love
understood and practised.
SH 569:6-11
The Scripture, “Thou hast been faithful over a few
things, I will make thee ruler over many,” is literally ful-
filled, when we are conscious of the supremacy
of Truth, by which the nothingness of error
is seen; and we know that the nothingness of error is in
proportion to its wickedness.
SH 487:27
The understanding that Life is God, Spirit, lengthens
our days by strengthening our trust in the deathless
reality of Life, its almightiness and immortality.
SH 105:22
Whoever uses his developed mental powers like an es-
caped felon to commit fresh atrocities as opportunity oc-
curs is never safe. God will arrest him. Di-
vine justice will manacle him. His sins will
be millstones about his neck, weighing him down to the
depths of ignominy and death. The aggravation of er-
ror foretells its doom, and confirms the ancient axiom:
“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
SH 367:30-9
Because Truth is infinite, error should be known as
nothing. Because Truth is omnipotent in goodness,
error, Truth’s opposite, has no might. Evil is but the
counterpoise of nothingness. The greatest wrong is
but a supposititious opposite of the highest right. The
confidence inspired by Science lies in the fact
that Truth is real and error is unreal. Error
is a coward before Truth. Divine Science insists that
time will prove all this. Both truth and error have come
nearer than ever before to the apprehension of mortals,
and truth will become still clearer as error is self-
SH 442:30
Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental
malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when
SH 451:19
Every Christian Scientist, every conscientious teacher
of the Science of Mind-healing, knows that human will
is not Christian Science, and he must recog-
nize this in order to defend himself from the
influence of human will. He feels morally obligated to
open the eyes of his students that they may perceive the
nature and methods of error of every sort, especially any
subtle degree of evil, deceived and deceiving. All mental
malpractice arises from ignorance or malice aforethought.
It is the injurious action of one mortal mind controlling
another from wrong motives, and it is practised either
with a mistaken or a wicked purpose.
SH 451:2
nihilate? Christian Scientists must live under the con-
stant pressure of the apostolic command to come out from
the material world and be separate. They must re-
nounce aggression, oppression and the pride of power.
Christianity, with the crown of Love upon her brow,
must be their queen of life.
SH 451:16
If our hopes and affec-
tions are spiritual, they come from above, not from be-
neath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit.
Ps. 27:1 2nd the, 3, 5
Ps. 36:5, 6, 7 the
Prov. 3:5, 6
Mark 1:14 Jesus, 15 (to :)
Mark 7:25 a, 26 and, 27-30
Matt. 9:20-22
Phil. 2:5
Gal. 5:10 (to :)
Phil. 1:25, 27 2nd that
Heb. 3:14
Heb. 10:35, 36
II Cor. 9:8 God, 11
Isa. 30:15 (to :)
I John 5:14
SH 494:15-19 Jesus
SH 495:16-24
SH 428:3-12 A
SH 455:8-10
SH 155:21-25
SH 201:7-9 Truth
SH 514:26
SH 397:12-22
SH 417:10-14, 16
SH 387:5-12
SH 23:32-2
SH 569:6-11
SH 487:27
SH 105:22
SH 367:30-9
SH 442:30
SH 451:19
SH 451:2
SH 451:16

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