God's Balances

The beginning of each year is always a time of balancing accounts; most of the world then weighs its past efforts in order that it may know just how it stands. Financially and otherwise it is hoping to find its credits and its debits properly adjusted with a large balance on the side of the credits. As it takes stock of the failures and successes, of the struggles and triumphs, of experiences now over and gone, it learns valuable lessons; and with the opening of a fresh year there almost invariably comes a fresh hope that the added wisdom gained from the past will tend to more satisfactory accomplishment in the future.

To the Christian Scientist, not only with each new year, but at all times, the need of balancing his account with God comes ever with greater and greater insistence. With Job he is often inclined to say, "Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity." He is also continually desiring that it shall not be said of him as of one in Daniel's time, "Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting." He understands that all that is human and temporal, when weighed in God's balances, must always be "found wanting." He knows that if God's balances are to be evenly adjusted so far as he is concerned, there must be nothing in his side of the scale but that which pertains to the spiritual and perfect, to the good and true, to the real and eternal.

On page 65 of "Miscellaneous Writing" our beloved Leader gives definite and clear direction as to the method of attaining this right equilibrium. There she says: "Christian Science demands both law and gospel, in order to demonstrate healing, and I have taught them both in its demonstration, and with signs following. They are a unit in restoring the equipoise of mind and body, and balancing man's account with his Maker." Here it is plainly to be seen that the healing of mind and body through the Christianly scientific demonstration of both the law and the gospel is what alone can constitute the correct balancing of one's account with God.

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The Comfort that is of God
December 27, 1924

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