"Finger-posts of divine Science"

More than thirty-five centuries have elapsed since the Lord promised divine aid to Abraham and his descendants, and some twenty-six centuries since Isaiah's prophetic reminder of this to the children of Israel. Christians of today point out the unchanging truth of the Scriptures. They know that the Biblical promises of divine guidance apply to them as truly as they did to the beloved patriarch, Abraham, and to the Israelites of Isaiah's time.

"Therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment," writes Isaiah. He adds, "Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." Isa. 30:18, 21;

These words present to the Bible student reason for hope that his way in life may be enriched by deific aid. In reaching out for divine direction, however, students of Christian Science learn that having hope in God's goodness is not sufficient. The Scriptures bear out the fact that there must be more to one's prayer. In our time, as in past centuries, individual human nature is in need of renovating if it is to be readied for manifestations of God-directed activity.

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