Seeking God's Kingdom First

In this day when lack and limitation seem to be abroad in many lands, it were well to remember the loving admonition of the Master, in the sixth chapter of Matthew, regarding the lilies and the birds, and also the tender care taken of the children of Israel, as related in Exodus, sixteenth chapter; for there not only is the Father's loving care clearly pointed out to us, but we also see clearly defined the recipe for the children of men, which can meet every problem of want and woe that may present itself.

In the first chapter of Genesis, we are told that God not only made all that was made, but saw that it was good, perfect, and finished, and that this creation included man in His own image and likeness. Our revered Leader later referred to man in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 115) as "God's spiritual idea;" and idea is defined as "an image in Mind." Since an all-wise, all-loving Father, knowing good only, could not have created anything unlike

Himself, then, truly, His righteousness and love must have included all that man, His image, could possibly need in health, happiness, joy, peace, and rest. Since these are the very qualities of good itself, it is evident that they must be expressed in the real man, or perfect idea; and the unrest, disquietude, unhappiness, lack, limitation, greed, dishonesty, helplessness, hopelessness, seemingly apparent to-day, must be a false sense of creation, and therefore a deception, a snare, an illusion, a delusion. God—Life, Truth, Love—could not know anything so unlike Himself; therefore, lack and limitation are no part of God's man or idea, no part of the allness of God's goodness.

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April 19, 1924

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