The Supremacy of Spirit

A dictionary defines "supremacy" as "the state or quality of being supreme; highest authority." On page 427 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes, "Immortal Mind, governing all, must be acknowledged as supreme in the physical realm, so-called, as well as in the spiritual."

In the story of Joseph, as given in Genesis, we find a wonderful proof of the supremacy of God, Spirit. We read in the narrative that "Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age;" and, because of this seeming partiality in the home, Joseph was hated by his brethren. His dream of the sheaves bowing down to his sheaf, which stood upright, and of the sun, moon, and eleven stars doing obeisance to him, created a sense of envy, hatred, malice, and jealousy among his brethren.

But in all his experiences, in the pit into which his brothers cast him, in the house of Potiphar, where he became a servant, in the prison into which he was cast for doing no wrong, Joseph knew and proved that God was guiding and governing every condition and event of his life. Joseph turned away from self-pity to the one supreme, infinite God. He met and mastered the mortal beliefs of envy, hatred, malice, and jealousy through his confidence in God, thus acknowledging the immortality and supremacy of spiritual good; and this spirituality of thought eventually made him ruler over all Egypt under Pharaoh.

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February 9, 1929

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