The opening lines of the Preface to "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy read, "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings." The individual who has always thought of supply in terms of matter, and has looked to material sources for this supply, must learn that "the sustaining infinite" is God, Mind; and the one who places his confidence in the "all-knowing Mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied" (Science and Health, p. 7), will not only find "to-day," his present experience, "big with blessings," but will also become conscious of the existence of a spiritual law operating to supply all human need.

Mind, which manifests itself in ideas, is the source of man's supply. It logically follows that man's real supply must be constituted of spiritual ideas. When speaking of the human need of food and raiment Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you;" but the spiritual import of this statement will live forever, because it states God's law of supply. The word "kingdom" means rule, dominion, and "his righteousness" may be interpreted as right or spiritual ideas. As we gain the correct idea of man and of his source of supply as divine Mind, and allow it to rule or dominate our thinking, we are putting into operation God's law of supply. Bearing out this thought, Mrs. Eddy writes in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 307): "God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies. Never ask for to-morrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment."

The Father's Business
July 21, 1928

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