Make Holy Garments for Thy Brother

In Exodus we read that God instructed Moses to make "holy garments" for his brother Aaron; also, to place in Aaron's breastplate the Urim and Thummim, so that he might be ready to appear before God. While, literally speaking, this seems to be the mere record of a preparation to worship Deity in the highest form known to the Israelites, and at first sight may appear unimportant for us of these latter days, yet, if spiritually understood and applied to our daily living, a valuable lesson may be learned. Writing to the Romans, Paul admonishes them to serve in "newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter." This same apostle explains to the Corinthians the importance of seeking the spiritual meaning of Scripture by saying, "For the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." How essential, then, to interpret the Bible spiritually, not materially or merely in a literal way, that it may prove to be our chart of Life!

Ignorance among Christians may have been used as an excuse for their misinterpreting the Bible and for their deviating from the spiritual import of Jesus' teachings and practice. But this excuse was taken away when Mary Baker Eddy gave to the world "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the Christian Science textbook. By the use of this "key," all may open the heretofore locked doors of the spiritual meaning of the Bible; all may now enter through these doors and make the spiritual meaning their own; all may now avail themselves of the healing regenerating power contained therein, and use this power understandingly in their daily living.

The Joy of Giving
June 2, 1928

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