"If ye be willing and obedient"

In the design of Love all God's children have an abundance of every needful thing eternally. All forms of lack, then, are the result of submission to a false so-called law of matter that can be set aside by applying God's law of abundance, which is operative here and now and always. The Scriptures tell of those who, through radical reliance upon God, demonstrated abundance in the face of seeming lack. As God is unchanging, it must be plain that these demonstrations can be made now as well as they were then. The prophet Isaiah gave most simple, direct instructions for realizing God's bountiful blessings: "If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land."

What it means to be "willing and obedient" is a question that confronts everyone who is learning to work out the problem of supply from a wholly spiritual basis; and there is in reality no other basis. It must mean more than blind faith in an unknown God, for thinking people could not yield a measure of willing obedience to something of which they had no demonstrable knowledge. Christian Science has made available to this and all future ages the truth about God and His relation to man, a clear, demonstrable understanding of which dispels the could of doubt and fear. When we once grasp the nature of God, as taught in Christian Science, which is strictly in accord with the Scriptures, we render joyous, willing obedience to His law of love. We are then on the highway of life that leads out of the wilderness of belief in the reality of matter with its limitations of sin, sickness, and death, to the ever-present realm of Spirit, wherein are no tears or fears, where lack is unknown, and Love, infinitely gracious, tender, and compassionate, reigns supreme.

Christian Science is scientific and complete. It calls for wholehearted reliance on God at all times, under all circumstances. When this is rendered, the results are as certain as are the results of a mathematical computation when the rules have been correctly followed.

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"Give ye them to eat"
August 22, 1936

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