Christian Science often goes beyond the traditionally accepted definition and connotation of words. In place of the literal meaning it presents to human thought the spiritual interpretation. For instance, the word supply is defined in part by a dictionary as "the quantity at hand or needed." From the standpoint of divine Science it is seen as that which is actually always available, always abundant, always usable.

The source of all true supply is God, the creator of all that is real. God creates man in His likeness and equips him with all that he needs, now and forever. God is supreme, infinite good. Therefore man, His spiritual idea, has by reflection all the good that God has. To depend wholly upon the spiritual rather than the material helps to bring into one's experience the truth of the statement in Psalms (34:10), "They that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing."

No one need suffer lack because of others' prosperity; no one need lose while others gain. Peter said (Acts 10:34), "Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons." And Mary Baker Eddy assures us (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 13), "Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals." These statements point to the ever-presence of God's inexhaustible goodness. There is no favoritism with God. The source of supply is an open fount, free to all. All may partake of the refreshing draughts of God's bounty. The real man is never in want, never undernourished, poverty-stricken, or frustrated. He is not fearful for the morrow because the affluence of good is already his. One has only to understand this and to claim it to experience God's bounty.

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