One of the beautiful and helpful thoughts which unfold to the student of Christian Science through the study and practice of the teachings of the Bible and Science and Health is this: that his entire inheritance is from God, the divine Mind. This leads to an awakened understanding of God and a growing understanding of man in God's image. The student may have believed himself liable to inherit undesirable qualities or conditions, nervousness perhaps, poverty, or rheumatism, laziness, or even that graven image "temperament," but now he is learning that neither the human brain nor the human body has the intelligence to confer any characteristic upon man, and if he has perceived even faintly his sonship with God, consequently his inheritance from God, he may begin at once to prove that he is "not under the law, but under grace" that grace which is but another name for divine Love.

To human thought an inheritance of houses and lands seems the most substantial possible, and those individuals with such a legacy are said to be well placed; while he who starts without worldly possessions is expected to find his path strewn with difficulties. The study of Christian Science, however, shows us that our inheritance from God is infinitely more secure than anything which could come to us in a material way; no flaws can be found in our title to it, we do not have to wait for the use of it, nor fear that we may be robbed of it when we receive it. The Bible is full of the records of those who experienced, in varying degrees, their divine inheritance. "But the Lord hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day," were the words of Moses to the children of Israel, who needed constant reminders of their inheritance from God, even as we do to-day; whenever they were conscious of this great fact, as individuals and as a nation, they were able to prove the ever presence and power of God to meet all human needs.

August 20, 1921

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