God our helper

Wed., 8/27/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley CA
KJV Ps. 54:4 (to 1st :)
4 Behold, God is mine helper:
KJV Ex. 2:15 2nd Moses, 16-22
15 …Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day? 19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock. 20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread. 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. 22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
KJV Isa. 41:10, 13
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. 13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
KJV Isa. 25:1, 4 1st thou
1 O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. 4 …thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
KJV Isa. 40:28, 29, 31 1st they
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 31 …they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
KJV Isa. 41:6
6 They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.
KJV Ps. 3:2 (to 1st .), 3
2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
KJV Ps. 33:20
20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
KJV Ps. 42:5 1st I
5 …I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
KJV Ps. 46:1, 5
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
KJV Ps. 63:7
7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
KJV Ps. 146:5
5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
KJV Matt. 15:32 1st Jesus, 33-37
32 …Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? 34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. 35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
KJV Matt. 17:14, 15, 18
14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
KJV Heb. 4:16
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
KJV Heb. 13:5, 6 (to 2nd ,)
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper,
KJV 206:15, 26-28
In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that
whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with
the loaves and the fishes, – Spirit, not matter, being the
source of supply.
image and likeness of God? Instead of God sending
sickness and death, He destroys them, and brings to light
KJV 12:31-4
In divine
Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail them-
selves of God as “a very present help in trouble.”
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.
KJV 23:21-31
In Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and English, faith and the
words corresponding thereto have these two defini-
tions, trustfulness and trustworthiness. One
kind of faith trusts one’s welfare to others.
Another kind of faith understands divine Love and how
to work out one’s “own salvation, with fear and trem-
bling.” “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief!”
expresses the helplessness of a blind faith; whereas the
injunction, “Believe . . . and thou shalt be saved!”
demands self-reliant trustworthiness, which includes spir-
itual understanding and confides all to God.
KJV 34:18-23
Through all the disciples experienced, they became more
spiritual and understood better what the Master had
taught. His resurrection was also their resur-
rection. It helped them to raise themselves and
others from spiritual dulness and blind belief in God into
the perception of infinite possibilities.
KJV 81:17-30
Man in the likeness of God as revealed in Science can-
not help being immortal. Though the grass seemeth to
wither and the flower to fade, they reappear.
Erase the figures which express number, silence
the tones of music, give to the worms the body
called man, and yet the producing, governing, divine
Principle lives on, – in the case of man as truly as in
the case of numbers and of music, – despite the so-called
laws of matter, which define man as mortal. Though
the inharmony resulting from material sense hides the
harmony of Science, inharmony cannot destroy the divine
Principle of Science. In Science, man’s immortality de-
pends upon that of God, good, and follows as a necessary
consequence of the immortality of good.
KJV 494:5-14
Is it not a species of infidelity to believe that so great
a work as the Messiah’s was done for himself or for God,
who needed no help from Jesus’ example to
preserve the eternal harmony? But mortals
did need this help, and Jesus pointed the way for them.
Divine Love always has met and always will meet every
human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demon-
strated the divine power to heal only for a select number
or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and
in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.
KJV 444:10-12
Step by
step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge
and strength, a very present help in trouble.
KJV 518:15
The rich in spirit help the poor in
one grand brotherhood, all having the same
Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth
his brother’s need and supplieth it, seeking his own in
another’s good. Love giveth to the least spiritual idea
might, immortality, and goodness, which shine through
all as the blossom shines through the bud. All the varied
expressions of God reflect health, holiness, immortality –
infinite Life, Truth, and Love.
KJV 392:31
Exclude from mortal mind the offending errors; then the
body cannot suffer from them. The issues of pain or
pleasure must come through mind, and like a watchman
forsaking his post, we admit the intruding belief, forget-
ting that through divine help we can forbid this entrance.
KJV 570:14-25
Millions of unprejudiced minds – simple seekers for
Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert – are wait-
ing and watching for rest and drink. Give
them a cup of cold water in Christ’s name,
and never fear the consequences. What if the old dragon
should send forth a new flood to drown the Christ-idea?
He can neither drown your voice with its roar, nor again
sink the world into the deep waters of chaos and old night.
In this age the earth will help the woman; the spiritual
idea will be understood. Those ready for the blessing
you impart will give thanks. The waters will be paci-
fied, and Christ will command the wave.

Ps. 54:4 (to :)
Ex. 2:15 2nd Moses, 16-22
Isa. 41:10, 13
Isa. 25:1, 4 thou
Isa. 40:28, 29, 31 they
Isa. 41:6
Ps. 3:2 (to 1st .), 3
Ps. 33:20
Ps. 42:5 I
Ps. 46:1, 5
Ps. 63:7
Ps. 146:5
Matt. 15:32 Jesus, 33-37
Matt. 17:14, 15, 18
Heb. 4:16
Heb. 13:5, 6 (to 2nd ,)
SH 206:15, 26-28
SH 12:31-4
SH 23:21-31
SH 34:18-23
SH 81:17-30
SH 494:5-14
SH 444:10-12
SH 518:15
SH 392:31
SH 570:14-25

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