Christ Jesus said (Matt. 6:19, 20), "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal." Laying up "treasures in heaven" might well be interpreted as gaining the spiritual understanding that enables us to perceive all things in their spiritual and original substance as ideas—perfect, indestructible, infinite. These original, divine ideas represent the truth of creation: a spiritual universe and man made in the image of God, good.

It is all too evident how much time and effort we spend in seeking treasures on earth, that is, material treasures, supposedly outside of thought, instead of realizing from the spiritual standpoint the priceless nature of God and man, which is within thought. The Bible tells us that God gave man dominion over all the earth. To material sense this does not seem practical of demonstration, but to spiritual sense it is both reasonable and practical, as was shown in Jesus' experience. He had dominion over the human sense of body, over the claims of matter, space, time, and limitations of supply.

March 23, 1957

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