Divine Service

In Colossian we read, "Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." When all mankind comes into the true understanding of divine service, and begins to practice it in the daily walks of life, the millennial state pictured by the prophet Isaiah will be well on its way to complete realization. Search as one may, one will find that there is no other way under heaven by which all vexed problems, including that of capital and labor, can be solved than by the spiritual understanding and practice of divine service.

In the forty-first chapter of Isaiah, God calls upon idolaters to consider His power to aid His people. Of those who hearkened it is said: "They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage. So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved." These children of Israel, who listened unto the Word of God as given by the prophet, cooperated instead of coelbowed; and this in God's sight was divine service. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 40), Mrs. Eddy writes, "It is sad that the phrase divine service has come so generally to mean public worship instead of daily deeds."

Watching One Hour
May 12, 1923

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