Spiritual Ideas Give Daily Supplies

One of the most helpful and far-reaching statements made by Mrs. Eddy on the subject of supply is found on page 307 of her book entitled "Miscellaneous Writings," where she says, "God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies." This means nothing less than that God, Spirit, divine Mind, is the one and only source of supply. What is God's gift to man? Mind, Spirit, supplies spiritual ideas, which are freely available to anyone who is ready and willing to receive them. They are perfect and eternal, like their source, eternal Mind.

How do spiritual ideas give us daily supplies? Does God, Spirit, provide houses, food, and clothing, or other material things that seem useful and even necesary for mankind? He does not. It is unthinkable that God, infinite Spirit, could deal in perishable, material commodities, or even know them, since matter has no place in His perfect, spiritual universe. If matter were known to God, He would be responsible for all error, including decay and dissolution. But only the opposite of error is true. Therefore, God imparts only imperishable, indestructible, and everlastingly perfect ideas.

One Divine Dictator
March 30, 1935

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