"THE UPWARD JOURNEY"

In the twenty-fourth chapter of Exodus we read: "And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them." To the Christian Scientist, in his earnest search for Truth, what a wealth of teaching there is in the above command, and with what rapidity it brings to memory other Scriptural declarations, with correlative passages from our text-book, Science and Health.

Action and activity are first suggested,—"Come up to me;" "Awake thou that sleepest," from the belief in sin, disease, and death, from the dream of materialism; "Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good" (Science and Health, p. 393)—to the knowledge of God as the only creator, and His creation perfect, harmonious, and eternal; "Work out your own salvation;" "Come up . . . into the mount." It is ours to do our own work, for God's work is finished, and we notice throughout the Bible promises, a condition attached to them, which in all cases implies a reaching out on our part. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace," is the promise; "whose mind is stayed on thee," is the condition. "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free," said our Master, but he prefaced this glorious promise with the condition, "If ye continue in my word."

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