Whither shall I go from thy spirit?

Readings inspired by Psalm 139.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC 12-2-2015
KJV Ps 42:2 (to 1st second God:)
2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: 
KJV Ps 42:5, 6 (to 1st me:), 10, 11
5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: 10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God? 11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
KJV Ps 46:10 (to 1st God:), 11
10 Be still, and know that I am God: 11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. 
KJV I Samuel 3:1 1st the (to 1st Eli), 2-10
1 …the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. 2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see; 3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; 4 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. 5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down. 6 And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again. 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him. 8 And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child. 9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
KJV Ps 139:1-14, 16 1st in, 17, 18, 23, 24
1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 16 …in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
KJV Acts 17:22 1st Paul, 23-28 (to 1st being;)
22 …Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being;
KJV I Corinthians 3:16
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
KJV Romans 8:35, 37-39
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
KJV Romans 8:9 1st ye
9 …ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. 
KJV Ps 139:7-10
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
S&H 91:5-7
Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated
from God, and obey only the divine principle, Life and
S&H 473:7-10
The God-
principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is every-
where, and nothing apart from Him is present or has
S&H 287:13
being everywhere and all-inclusive, how can He be absent
or suggest the absence of omnipresence and omnipotence?
How can there be more than all?
S&H 467:9-10, 13
It should be thoroughly understood that all men have one
Mind, one God and Father, one Life, Truth, and Love.
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, hav-
ing that Mind which was also in Christ.
S&H 516:4
The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love,
which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation;
and when we subordinate the false testimony of the
corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see
this true likeness and reflection everywhere.
S&H 90:24-25, 27-30
The admission to one’s self that man is God’s own like-
ness sets man free to master the infinite idea.
The understanding
and recognition of Spirit must finally come, and we may
as well improve our time in solving the mysteries of being
through an apprehension of divine Principle.
S&H 9:22
It involves the Science of Life, and recognizes only the
divine control of Spirit, in which Soul is our master,
and material sense and human will have no place.
S&H 400:28
Without divine control there is discord, mani-
fest as sin, sickness, and death.
S&H 544:16-17
All is under the control of the one Mind,
even God.
S&H 480:2-5
the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is
not, evil becomes nothing, – the opposite of the some-
thing of Spirit.
S&H 322:3-7
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.
S&H 319:7
Having faith
in the divine Principle of Health and spiritually under-
standing God, sustains man under all circumstances;
whereas the lower appeal to the general faith in material
means (commonly called nature) must yield to the all-
might of infinite Spirit.
S&H 477:6-7
Man is not a material habitation for Soul; he is himself
S&H 577:12-19
This spiritual, holy habitation has no boundary
nor limit, but its four cardinal points are: first, the
Word of Life, Truth, and Love; second,
the Christ, the spiritual idea of God; third,
Christianity, which is the outcome of the divine Prin-
ciple of the Christ-idea in Christian history; fourth,
Christian Science, which to-day and forever interprets
this great example and the great Exemplar.
S&H 480:10-16
Consciousness, as well as action, is governed
by Mind, – is in God, the origin and gov-
ernor of all that Science reveals. Material sense has
its realm apart from Science in the unreal. Harmonious
action proceeds from Spirit, God. inharmony has no
Principle; its action is erroneous and presupposes man
to be in matter.
S&H vii:9-12
Theology and physics teach that both Spirit and
matter are real and good, whereas the fact is that
Spirit is good and real, and matter is Spirit’s oppo-
S&H 192:9
is not separate from God. Spirit is God.
S&H 285:15 Spirit
Spirit is not physical.
S&H 335:18-20
Spirit is eternal, divine. Noth-
ing but Spirit, Soul, can evolve Life, for Spirit
is more than all else.
S&H 468:11-12 (to Truth;)
Spirit is immortal
S&H 120:4
Soul, or Spirit, is God, unchangeable and eternal; and
man coexists with and reflects Soul, God, for man is God’s
S&H 278:4-5, 11, 21 Spirit
Spirit is the only substance and consciousness
recognized by divine Science.
Spirit can have no opposite.
…Spirit is supreme
and all-presence.
S&H 487:15
Spirit is all-knowing;
S&H 512:8-9
Spirit is symbolized by strength, presence, and power,
and also by holy thoughts, winged with Love.
S&H 578:9
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
death, I will fear no evil: for [LOVE] is with me; [LOVE’s]
rod and [LOVE’S] staff they comfort me.
Ps 42:2 (to second God:)
Ps 42:5, 6 (to me:), 10, 11
Ps 46:10 (to God:), 11
I Samuel 3:1 the (to Eli), 2-10
Ps 139:1-14, 16 in, 17, 18, 23, 24
Acts 17:22 Paul, 23-28 (to being;)
I Corinthians 3:16
Romans 8:35, 37-39
Romans 8:9 ye, (to you.)
Ps 139:7-10
467:9-10, 13
90:24-25, 27-30
285:15 Spirit, (to physical.)
468:11-12 (to Truth;)
278:4-5, 11, 21 Spirit
487:15 Spirit, (to knowing;)

461…We cannot turn away from God
210…O gentle presence, peace and joy and power
136…I love Thy way of freedom Lord

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