"Seek ye first the kingdom of God"

A young Christian Science student upon graduation from high school was prayerfully pondering Christ Jesus' words (Matt. 6: 33, 34): "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself."

She then asked herself: "What does it mean to 'seek... first the kingdom of God'? Does it not imply that one should desire and pray for a greater understanding of God—a desire to gain an enlarged and fuller awareness of God and of His loving care and wise provision for each idea in His creation?" Certainly, as one grows in his understanding of the true nature of God, one should be willing to trust oneself to God's loving protection and care.

For many years this student had had an increasing desire to attend college. Because of a modest income, she had been told by her kind parents that a college education was a financial impossibility.

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Physiology or Spirit?
August 28, 1965

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