Words of Current Interest

Related to the Lesson-Sermon for July 1, 1973, in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY Subject: Christian Science

The secret things (Deut. 29:29)

Usually interpreted as "the future." Knowledge of this, the verse explains, belongs to God. But we have His law, and this is enough to live by, day by day. This verse, as the "we" suggests, may have been used repeatedly in a ceremony of renewing the covenant—when the people reaffirmed their choice to obey the one God and receive His blessing.

Philosophy and vain deceit (Col. 2:8) This "philosophy" that threatened the Colossian church seems to have been an attempt to combine the Christian teachings with contemporary beliefs and practices, so offering a "completeness" which Paul claims for Christ alone (see vv. 9, 10).

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June 23, 1973

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