One of the grandest contributions ever made to the good of humanity is the ninety-first Psalm. For more than twenty centuries it has comforted, reassured, and sustained multitudes of many nations whose thought has reached out for encouragement to trust God for deliverance from evil in all its forms. The one whose spiritual inspiration proclaimed for all ages the unchanging truths contained therein has been a brilliant star in the night of materiality, guiding thought to the dawn of spiritual Truth.

Beginning with the ninth verse, the Psalmist says, "Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling." Then comes the explanation as to how this immunity from evil is accomplished: "For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways."

The condition which must precede our finding security from all evil is that we make the Most High our habitation. We must consciously dwell with the omnipotent One. Our sense of Mind must be deific Mind; our sense of Life must be eternal Life; our sense of substance must be Spirit; our sense of Love must be divine and universal. In the degree we thus dwell with our Father and are conscious of our oneness with Him, we discover that He, our parent Mind, is ever giving His angels, His thoughts, charge over us to keep us in our God-ordered status and ways.

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Church Membership and Individual Progress
March 13, 1948

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