"Walk worthy of God"

"Walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory." These words occur in the second chapter of Paul's first epistle to the Thessalonians and are part of an admonition to the church by Paul, Silvanus, and Timotheus. Although they were written many centuries ago, they are as applicable today as they were then; they might, indeed, have been addressed to present-day Christians. Recognizing this, Christian Scientists are regardful of them, and frequently ask themselves if, verily, they are walking as worthily of God as they should.

How may we "walk worthy of God"? The answer surely must be, By living a life that is righteous; that is, good, pure, honest, upright, true—yes, holy. No life but a righteous life can be considered worthy of God. And is not the reason for this to be found in the inspiration that comes to us in the revelation of God and His relation to man which is unfolded through Christianity? Christ Jesus taught men of God's love for them—God is their Father; of His constant care over them; of His power, ever available, to heal them of disease and to save them from sin. Jesus made known the fact that God's kingdom is in true consciousness, and that this can be realized by everyone with an understanding of His omnipresence and omniscience.

Christian Science most strongly acclaims the life that is worthy of God. On page 167 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes, "We apprehend Life in divine Science only as we live above corporeal sense and correct it." She then proceeds, "Our proportionate admission of the claims of good or of evil determines the harmony of our existence,—our health, our longevity, and our Christianity." Good presents itself to all of us, and evil claims to present itself also. We can choose good or evil, and on our choice will depend, as our Leader says, "our health, our longevity, and our Christianity." Our choosing of good means, among other things, that we have seen the danger attendant upon subservience to corporeal sense and are striving to rise above it.

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Trusting Truth
January 7, 1933

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