"A wellspring of life"

In Proverbs it is written, "Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it." How well the author of this statement, fraught with such interest to all mankind, must have appreciated the need of understanding that God is the only Life! Solomon, sometimes called the wise man, being filled with spiritual wisdom, admonished, "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom," adding, "and with all thy getting get understanding."

Students of Christian Science realize that it is spiritual understanding of God and spiritual man that saves and heals; so, while it is necessary to grasp the letter of Christian Science, it is imperative that we also imbibe the spirit of its teachings, for only thus is it possible to work out problems for ourselves or others. Inasmuch as understanding and demonstration go hand in hand, it follows that in proportion to our understanding are our needs met; and we are lifted through spiritual strength above the material resistance of sin, disease, lack, and inharmony.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, clearly realized that God, Spirit, is Life; and this realization resulted in the healing of herself and others. She writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 264), "When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness."

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On Finding Ourselves Spiritually
May 18, 1929

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