Justice and reconciliation

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley
SH Deut. 16:20
20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
SH Prov. 21:3
3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
SH Amos 5:14, 15 (to 1st :)
14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. 15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate:
SH II Kings 8:1-6
1 Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years. 2 And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3 And it came to pass at the seven years’ end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land. 4 And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done. 5 And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life. 6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now.
SH Num. 27:1-8
1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. 2 And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons. 4 Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father. 5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD. 6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them. 8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.
SH Acts 10:34 1st God
34 …God is no respecter of persons:
SH Isa. 54:4 (to 2nd ;), 4 3rd for
4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; 4 …for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
SH Matt. 5:21-24
21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
SH Luke 6:36-38
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
SH John 7:24
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
SH II Cor. 5:19
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
SH Mic. 6:8
8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
SH 36:19-21
A selfish and limited mind may be unjust, but the un-
limited and divine Mind is the immortal law of justice as
well as of mercy.
SH 542:19-21
Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God’s
own way, and let human justice pattern the
SH 64:1
Want of uniform justice is a crying evil caused by the
selfishness and inhumanity of man. Our forefathers
exercised their faith in the direction taught by the Apostle
James, when he said: “Pure religion and undefiled before
God and the Father, is this, To visit the fatherless and
widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted
from the world.
SH 224:22-25
A higher and more practical Christianity, demonstrat-
ing justice and meeting the needs of mortals in sickness
and in health, stands at the door of this age, knocking
for admission.
SH 238:29-30
To reconstruct timid justice and place the fact above the
falsehood, is the work of time.
SH 459:8-11
Judge not the
future advancement of Christian Science by the steps
already taken, lest you yourself be condemned for fail-
ing to take the first step.
SH 293:24-28
The manifestations of evil, which counterfeit
divine justice, are called in the Scriptures, “The anger
of the Lord.” In reality, they show the self-destruction
of error or matter and point to matter’s opposite, the
strength and permanency of Spirit.
SH 390:12-18
When the first symptoms of disease appear, dispute the
testimony of the material senses with divine Science. Let
your higher sense of justice destroy the false
process of mortal opinions which you name
law, and then you will not be confined to a sick-room nor
laid upon a bed of suffering in payment of the last far-
thing, the last penalty demanded by error.
SH 391:17-22 (to 1st .)
Justice is the moral signification of law. Injustice de-
clares the absence of law. When the body is supposed
to say, “I am sick,” never plead guilty. Since
matter cannot talk, it must be mortal mind
which speaks; therefore meet the intimation with a pro-
SH 465:14-15
The attributes of God are justice,
mercy, wisdom, goodness, and so on.
SH 537:9-13
A knowledge of evil was never the essence of divin-
ity or manhood. In the first chapter of Genesis, evil
has no local habitation nor name. Crea-
tion is there represented as spiritual, entire,
and good.
SH 538:7-10
Radiant with mercy and justice, the sword of Truth
gleams afar and indicates the infinite distance between
Truth and error, between the material and spiritual, –
the unreal and the real.
SH 19:5
Even Christ cannot reconcile Truth to error, for
Truth and error are irreconcilable. Jesus aided in recon-
ciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love,
the divine Principle of Jesus’ teachings, and this truer
sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter,
sin, and death by the law of Spirit,- the law of divine
SH 45:10-13
Paul writes: “For if, when we were
enemies, we were reconciled to God by the [seeming] death
of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved
by his life.
SH 110:13-17
In following these leadings of scientific revelation,
the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were
illumined; reason and revelation were recon-
ciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian
Science was demonstrated.
Deut. 16:20
Prov. 21:3
Amos 5:14, 15 (to :)
II Kings 8:1-6
Num. 27:1-8
Acts 10:34 God
Isa. 54:4 (to 2nd ;), 4 3rd for
Matt. 5:21-24
Luke 6:36-38
John 7:24
II Cor. 5:19
Mic. 6:8
SH 36:19-21
SH 542:19-21
SH 64:1
SH 224:22-25
SH 238:29-30
SH 459:8-11
SH 293:24-28
SH 390:12-18
SH 391:17-22 (to 1st .)
SH 465:14-15
SH 537:9-13
SH 538:7-10
SH 19:5
SH 45:10-13
SH 110:13-17

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