Only One Power

In the Bible there are many references to the wisdom, understanding, and power of God. In Isaiah (40:13), for instance, are the words, "Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?" They draw attention to His wisdom and intelligence. In Proverbs (21:30) we read, "There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord," words which emphasize God's supremacy, as well as His wisdom and understanding. And in Romans (11:33) Paul reiterates the same great truths when he writes, "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!"

Unless one understands that God is perfect in wisdom and supreme in knowledge and power, one does not truly know God. And not knowing the nature of God aright, how can one rightly honor and obey Him; how can one expect to receive the blessings which only a correct understanding of Him can bestow? Mankind must learn that nothing can compare with a knowledge of God, and that this knowledge should therefore be sought by them above all else.

We may learn of God from the Bible; learn the truth about Him and His laws, and the effect of obedience to these laws. What a treasure house of spiritual truth is the Bible, containing as it does knowledge revealed to men by inspiration throughout long centuries! As we read its pages we see depicted the struggles of mortals; we hear their prayers for enlightenment and succor; we learn of God's revelation of Himself to them, and of their victories through knowledge of His wisdom and love. By bringing to us a knowledge of God, which is correct, Christian Science enables us to study the Bible understandingly, and to find in its pages the absolute truth about God and man's relationship to Him.

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