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In the Christian Science Bible Lesson

Beholding the glories of substance

“Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?” asks Proverbs 23:5 in the Responsive Reading of this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Substance. ” Wouldn’t you rather take in the glories of the spiritual sense of substance than cling to a limited material sense? Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Truth, Life, and Love are substance ….

'Holy, holy, holy'

This week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Man,” begins with a Golden Text from the final chapter of the Bible: “He that is holy, let him be holy still” ( Revelation 22:11 ). Or, as the Contemporary English Version puts it, “God’s people will always be holy.

The viewpoint—and the view

Christ Jesus showed mankind a view of God and man that had never been seen before. Jesus’ perspective continues to offer the world a view of God as Love, and of true life as eternal.

Wisdom and might for all of us

Wisdom and might are qualities typically thought to have a human source. This week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Mind,” shows us that they are, in reality, spiritual qualities, belonging to God and reflected by all His children.

You're beautiful!

As you study this week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Soul,” you may start seeing yourself, and everyone, as more beautiful. But we’re not talking physical beauty here.

Spirit's newness—now

This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “Spirit,” underscores the allness of God’s nature with words such as reign, great, glorious, majesty, wondrous works. This is God, Spirit, in all His power and might, deserving praise.

Listen and yield to Love

This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “Love,” leads us to understand the nature of divine Love and its unstoppable healing power. It shows us that no situation is beyond divine Love’s reach.

Letting Truth lead

A sign on a church marquee: “Fight Truth decay. Study the Bible Daily.

Life preserved

God, Spirit, is Life; therefore, nothing can have existence outside God’s infinite creation. This is our dwelling place, wherein every aspect of being is preserved and abundantly blessed.

Active participation, active love

Exploring this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “Sacrament,” I realized that to fully experience the sacraments of baptism and communion requires active participation. We must give up old ways, be washed clean, and care for one another.