Security and Supply

The belief that security is dependent upon an abundant supply of material possessions was reversed by the greatest of all teachers, Christ Jesus. He taught his followers that supply was contingent upon the maintaining of the true sense of security. Summing up his teaching on this subject, he said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness: and all these things shall be added unto you."

Jesus' consciousness of spiritual security, of his eternal oneness with the Father, sustained him under all circumstances. He slept in a boat during a storm at sea; when awakened he rebuked the disciples for their lack of faith, and stilled the storm. This spiritual sureness protected him when he passed through the midst of an angry crowd, and he escaped unharmed. His understanding of the adequacy and affluence of Spirit met his own daily needs, and blessed all with whom he was associated. This was demonstrated when he fed the multitude, and directed the disciples how to bring in a net full of fishes, after a night of fruitless toil.

The Beauty of Divine Science
January 17, 1942

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