Right Repudiation

"The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed." Throughout all ages it has been the tendency of so-called mortal mind to dominate mortals. This claim of evil presents itself in many different phases, one being autocracy. In the book of Exodus, the Pharaoh thought by killing all the male children that he could subdue the children of Israel and get them to turn from the living God and worship other gods. This was nothing but autocracy. It was merely striking at the Christ, Truth, although it seemed to be striking at persons. Moses, we see, was delivered, and later, through his understanding of God, was protected every step of the way as he led the children of Israel safely through the wilderness and the Red Sea. He was not afraid to stand with Principle, which directed him every step of the way.

In the book of Daniel, we read that when Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold and commanded that all nations and people should fall down and worship it, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused and stood firmly with Principle even though condemned to the fiery furnace for so doing. When thus put to the test they not only were delivered unharmed themselves, but by their steadfastness showed the princes, governors, captains, the king's counselors, and the people, as well as Nebuchadnezzar, that there is but one God and that is Principle, and Principle expressed. Again, in the sixth chapter of Daniel, we read that Daniel was condemned to the den of lions by King Darius because he worshiped God according to the dictates of his own conscience, but when Daniel proved the lions harmless and King Darius saw Daniel unharmed, he also believed in "the living God" and sent out a decree to all his people to worship the God of Daniel. As Mrs. Eddy says (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 36), "The ferocious mind seen in the beast is mortal mind, which is harmful and proceeds not from God; for His beast is the lion that lieth down with the lamb."

November 20, 1920

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