"SOUL CHANGETH NOT"

"Soul changeth not." So writes Mary Baker Eddy in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 310). The full meaning of this brief sentence cannot be gained in a moment, but Christian Science shows how its teaching that God, Soul, is unchanging divine Principle, Love, may be made practical in the daily affairs of men and women.

The Psalmist understood man to be God's witness of His infinite, ever-existent goodness, for he wrote (Ps. 90:1, 2): "Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God." In another Psalm (136) he reiterated again and again, "For his mercy endureth for ever." In the opening verses of this Psalm he gives thanks to God; he next touches upon creation as recorded in the first chapter of Genesis and then upon the sojourn of the children of Israel in Egypt and their deliverance; and the final verse is another expression of deep gratitude. That the present tense is used in the refrain "For his mercy endureth for ever," shows that he saw that the nature of God never changes and that when human thought is brought into line with the changeless nature of God, discord gives way to harmony.

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