God-centered Living

God-centered living brings us health, joy, usefulness, ability, freedom, uprightness, and all that is worth attaining. True God-centered living is not an emotional state but a state of understanding. It rests upon the knowledge of God as Life and of man as Life's emanation, its expression, which cannot turn from its source but is fully attracted to it. Selfish, materialistic interests fall away once the joy of living to express God is well established.

Christian Science shows us how to live God-centered lives and how to be satisfied without self-centered interests and aims. This Science notes with reverence the teaching of Christ Jesus on this subject. He saw the danger of becoming fascinated with worldliness, and he said, "What is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?" Luke 9:25;

The Apostle John learned this great Christian lesson, and he wrote: "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." I John 2:15; And Paul declared, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." I Cor. 2:9;

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