Guided by Right Intuition

"WE know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true," declared John. There have been many endeavors by means of translations to reveal the enlightenment of this message. The word translated "understanding" is used but three times in the New Testament and means whole mind or intuition. To the Ephesians Paul writes about the eyes of their understanding being enlightened, and warns them against those who have the understanding darkened; in one case, referring to the illumination of Spirit whereby insight is gained, and in the other to the loss of insight through dullness and ignorance, which estrange men from what is real, leaving them "alienated from the life of God."

John shows clearly that by understanding, that is by intuition, we become acquainted with the true God,—that indeed it was the mission of the Son of God to give us this insight so that we may actually and scientifically know the real God. Speaking of the mission of Christ Jesus, an eminent philosopher said it was "to restore the intuition." Mrs. Eddy has spoken of the guidance of right intuition in a way to quicken universal hope and faith and love. She says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 152): "Thus founded upon the rock of Christ, when storm and tempest beat against this sure foundation, you, safely sheltered in the strong tower of hope, faith, and Love, are God's nestlings; and He will hide you in His feathers till the storm has passed. Into His haven of Soul there enters no element of earth to cast out angels, to silence the right intuition which guides you safely home."

God's Promises
October 18, 1919

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