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The story of the bread that came down from heaven, as related in Exodus, affords an interesting study to students of Christian Science, some of whom, like the children of Israel, may be confronted with the problem of lack, or limitation, in their journey from sense to Soul.

It will be recalled that "the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness" because of their hunger and apparent lack of sustenance. They had not as yet reached the place where they could see real substance as spiritual, not material. So they murmured against Moses and Aaron; and we are told that Moses answered them as follows: "And what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord."

Do we not sometimes find ourselves complaining, murmuring, irritated, and perhaps discouraged, because things do not always go as we would have them go? In a fearful, depressed state of thought we may feel unable to keep silent and to trust God. Error, or personal sense, would have us rebel as did the children of Israel; but we must persevere in the truth; for did not Moses say, "Your murmurings are ... against the Lord"? We can reason this out very clearly for ourselves by knowing that anything discordant is certainly the opposite of good and, therefore, "against the Lord." And murmuring, complaining, and rebellious thoughts are discordant.

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The Liberator
February 2, 1929

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