Man's Dwelling Place

How basic are the divine assurances in the Scriptures that "he that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty" (Ps. 91:1). In this spiritual sanctuary is safety from every mortal menace, and from the evil intents of others. Thus the children of Israel were continually instructed that their only danger lay in turning from God, their only security in trusting and obeying Him. The full import, in its individual manifestation, of this fact is to be found in the life of Jesus. He bore witness to the spiritual sovereignty bestowed by God on His idea, man. He proved sickness and sin, violence and the destructive purposes of evil, to be powerless in the presence of Truth. And, further, he made it clear that this dominion over mortality would belong to all those who followed him understandingly.

In the intelligent apprehension of God's ever-presence, men can regard undismayed the evidence or prognostication of danger, however menacing it may claim to be. In "Miscellaneous Writings" Mary Baker Eddy states (pp. 256, 257), "Wherever law is, Mind is; and the notion that Mind can be in matter is rank infidelity, which either excludes God from the universe, or includes Him in every mode and form of evil."

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