Our Lesson-Sermon

Isaiah's glad recognition of God's comforting love, strength, and saving power inspired him to prophesy (12:3), "With joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation." Christian Scientists through their daily study of the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly joyously draw the refreshing, invigorating, pure water of Life "out of the wells of salvation." Their thirst for a greater spiritual understanding of God's nature is quenched, their hunger for a more enlightened comprehension of the original meaning of the Word is satisfied, and their deep desire to find the way to demonstrate the Science of the Bible is fulfilled through the revelation of Truth contained in these Bible Lessons.

The daily study of the Bible Lessons is not a ritual, a habit, nor a fetish. Such study enlightens, inspires, and leads into fields of spiritual understanding, where one enjoys beholding and utilizing new ideas. This study affords opportunity to magnify good, to minimize error to its nothingness, to commune with God, to receive His ideas, and to consecrate thought to the purpose of Love, to the outline of Mind, and to the provability of Truth.

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes p. 319), "The divine Science taught in the original language of the Bible came through inspiration, and needs inspiration to be understood." Even as it requires love in our hearts to behold the loveliness and beauty of God, of man, and of Love's spiritual universe, just as it demands intelligence, or the consciousness of Truth, to grasp and demonstrate divine Principle's law or Science, so it is essential to have inspiration in order to perceive that the Scriptures are inspired. Any attempt on one's part to designate what is and what is not the inspired Word of the Bible obscures its original spiritual meaning as well as exposes one's need of inspiration.

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