"Be fruitful, and multiply"

In the account of the spiritual creation of man in the first chapter of Genesis we read, "And God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it." This inspiring mandate points to man's God-governed, inalienable right to spiritual dominion and harmony.

A dictionary defines "fruitful," in part, as "to yield profit" and "to be fertile." The student of Christian Science watches daily that he may express more of the fruitfulness of pure desire, loving thoughts, and kindly deeds. By doing this, he finds himself obeying the will of our Father-Mother God. His reflection of the intelligence of infinite Mind destroys the illusion that immortal man could ever suffer from any material condition, demonstrates man's at-one-ment with God, unfailing Love, and his eternal harmony. Referring to the passage above quoted from Genesis, Mrs. Eddy writes (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 517), "Divine Love blesses its own ideas, and causes them to multiply,—to manifest His power." Is not this an assurance that we have but to claim this heritage of good, this God-bestowed ability to reflect our Father-Mother, God, in order to demonstrate the holy ultimatum? Consecrated daily study of the weekly Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly is helpful in preparing a fertile, receptive consciousness to be productive of good, "to multiply,—to manifest His power."

Beginning the Day Aright
August 7, 1937

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