The Day of Strength

In the book of Deuteronomy we read of Moses blessing the people of Israel. To the tribe of Asher he said, "Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be." How often has this passage of Scripture comforted the hearts of those leaning in faith upon God! But as with many other familiar passages, it has remained for the teachings of Christian Science to unfold its full message.

Who has not been moved by the story of some patient sufferer living in humble submission to the trials and ills of the flesh, under the belief that his affliction was God's will? But it is contrary to the teachings of Christian Science that we should accept any suffering or hardship as a rightful burden, trusting that God will give us strength to bear it if we ask Him. Christian Science teaches us that God does not send suffering, and that we should know the unreality of all evil and rise above the mists of error into God's clear atmosphere, free from the bondage of all erroneous thoughts, such as sickness, sorrow, poverty, accident.

Jesus said, "The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life;" and in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy teaches us how, spiritually, to interpret the messages of the Holy Bible. Thus, for example, she defines "day" (p. 584) as "the irradiance of Life; light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love;" and on page 510 she says, "Light is a symbol of Mind, of Life, Truth, and Love and not a vitalizing property of matter." This concept is the key to the right understanding of Moses' inspiring words to the men of Asher.

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Safe in God's Care
May 4, 1929

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