Words of Current Interest

The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY designated to be read in Christian Science churches on August 2, 1970.

When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.... I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them (Hos. 11:1, 3)

Phillips renders: "When Israel was young I came to love him, And I called him out of Egypt to be my son.... Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, picking them up in my arms. Yet they never knew that it was I who healed their bruises."

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love (Hos. 11:4)

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Signs of the Times
July 25, 1970

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