Perfect with God

When Moses declared unto the children of Israel, "Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God," he gave a message which is helpful and inspiring to all students of Christian Science. Webster gives, in part, as the definition of "Perfect": "Lacking no essential detail, whole, complete, sound. Conforming completely to an absolute standard of excellence." The "absolute standard" revealed in Christian Science is divine Principle; and unquestionably it is perfect. And being the source and embodiment of all perfection, it must include man as "the reflex image of God" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 259).

If one has been content to accept conditions as they appear to material sense, it requires a mental readjustment to accept the command, "Thou shalt be perfect," and what it implies. Yet to do so is imperative in our awakening from sense to Soul. And since perfection is wholly spiritual, it can be realized only through spiritualization of thought, which means turning from the human concept to the true concept of God, divine Mind.

This means improving mortal belief, discarding it step by step for the understanding of the Mind that is God. When we remember that the word "mortal" comes from the Latin word mors, which means death, we can well understand why the mortal concept must disappear as thought improves. And well it should, for the enlightened thought has no place for that which it has outgrown.

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"No other gods before me"
February 24, 1940

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