Loving God's Law

From the earliest civilization law has been recognized among peoples. As early in the Bible as the twenty-sixth chapter of Genesis, reference is made to Abraham's obedience to God's laws. In his teachings Christ Jesus frequently referred to the law, emphasizing its enduring character; and he also stressed the imperative need of our obedience to law. It is a well-recognized fact that where any true progress is made, it is always in obedience to worthy laws. The Psalmist declares: "O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day."

Love of law is natural and essential, and one who is desirous of obeying the divine demands quickly observes the need of oneying such laws as rightly govern our human experiences. A thoughtful Christian citizen, therefore, does not in any way disregard the legitimately enacted laws of his country or of the community in which he lives.

As Christian Scientists we have, in the Manual of The Mother Church by Mrs. Eddy, spiritually inspired laws which, when obeyed, surely promote the kingdom of heaven on earth, and establish peace for those who abide by them. All those who have sincerely endeavoured to be obedient to the Manual reverently concur in the words of our dear Leader, "Of this I am sure, that each Rule and By-law in this Manual will increase the spirituality of him who obeys it, invigorate his capacity to heal the sick, to comfort such as mourn, and to awaken the sinner" (The First Church of Christ Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 230). Surely, these inspiring words should awaken us to our opportunity and privilege of doing great good by simple obedience.

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Naturalness of Good
December 28, 1929

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