Our Daily Rate

A young student of Christian Science who expressed a desire to do a certain work, was lovingly reminded that her first need was to gain a working knowledge of Christian Science. Then came the question, "What is it necessary to do in order to gain this knowledge?" and the response, "One must study the Bible and all of Mrs. Eddy's writings, instead of merely reading them."

A definition of "study" is, "Earnest and reasoned effort." Inasmuch as spasmodic study means slow progress, and frequently discouragement, one must have a desire to work before he can put forth an effort; and one must study systematically in order to further achievement.

In II Kings we read that in his captivity Jehoiachin, king of Judah, found favor in the eyes of the king of Babylon; and there follows the symbolic statement, "And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life." Of the students of Christian Science it may be said that they, too, have a daily rate provided for them while they are overcoming material sense. Mrs. Eddy has provided a daily rate in the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly; for these, conscientiously studied, enable the student to gain a greater understanding of God, through which to solve the various problems that may arise daily. This study should not be carried on with any material end in view. We have the Master's promise that daily needs will be supplied as we seek "first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness."

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On Being Impersonal
November 23, 1929

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