God's Law

Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, very strongly emphasizes the importance of understanding and obeying the Ten Commandments, when she says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 303), "If ever I wear out from serving students, it shall be in the effort to help them to obey the Ten Commandments and imbibe the spirit of Christ's Beatitudes."

We read in Deuteronomy that Moses said to the people, "He humbled thee ... that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live." It is the wonderful words of the law, profound in their meaning and searching in their application, the words that proceeded from "the mouth of the Lord," which are the foundation of our Christian thinking and living.

Someone has said: "It is impossible to overestimate the importance of the Ten Commandments. They are the earliest historic code which has come down to us. They bear on their faces unmistakable evidence of their divine origin. They have become the starting point of all religious systems and of all true civilization."

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December 1, 1928

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