What student of Christian Science at some time in his experience has not had to face a condition that appeared not to yield to his most earnest efforts? At that point he has perhaps longed for the added spiritual impetus that would enable him to overcome the situation which confronted him. Such an impetus may be found in the following words from the Bible (Ezra 7:20): "Whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which thou shalt have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king's treasure house."

In "the king's treasure house," God's infinite store of spiritual ideas, there is always available the added inspiration and truth which are needful for us to have in order to gain a clear vision of the house of our God, or consciousness of harmony. From this treasure house we may draw the divine truths that counteract and correct false material beliefs. Certainly in the largess of this great sum of spiritual facts there can be no depletion, no exhaustion, no lack of adequate understanding to meet any claim of fear or failure.

What we need to recognize is that it is not man but God who is responsible for health and harmony. You or I may declare the truth, but it is God alone who sustains that truth and causes it to be manifest in human affairs. We may affirm that man is well, whole, and free. It is God alone that keeps him so. When we realize that it is not we ourselves who are responsible for man's well-being, but God, we shall be relieved of any anxiety or discouragement that would confront us. To gain this realization we have but to receive and utilize the spiritual ideas that God, good, confers from out His treasure house.

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November 8, 1952

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