"According to his eating"

One of the greatest blessings gained from the study of Christian Science is the light it throws on the Scriptures, a light which is much needed and greatly to be desired. The Bible is a sealed book to many because of the fact that to mortal sense its teachings and admonishments, when accepted literally, appear to be unsuited to modern living. This glorious book is therefore discarded as being of little aid in the working out of daily problems.

Christian Science teaches that there is a spiritual as well as a literal meaning to the Bible. This is found to be very true when one begins to study it with the understanding that spiritual discernment is a gift of God. Soon the joyous unfoldment begins, and one discovers many beautiful histories and parables which are most practical in their application to human experience, especially to progress in Christian Science.

In the book of Exodus, for instance, we have the history of the children of Israel in their journey out of Egypt and from bondage to Pharaoh. Viewed in the light of spiritual interpretation, it prefigures our journey out of the bondage of material sense. Through study of this narrative we can find the spiritual explanation of everyday occurrences. One reads, for example, of the hunger of the wanderers and of their being fed with manna which fell from heaven. In this demonstration Moses, through his vision of sustaining Truth, was able so completely to understand God's law in the meeting of human need that he could command the Israelites to "gather of it [the manna] every man according to his eating," with the result that "he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack."

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The Second Commandment
June 8, 1929

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