Supply: A By-product of Spiritual Understanding

Anyone acquainted with the textile industry knows that the machinery used in preparing cotton for spinning high quality yarns combs out the short fibers, which have their uses. But only an outsider would judge a cotton mill by the quantity or quality of its secondary products, since the main purpose of the mill is the production of the standard yarn.

This illustration is useful in understanding the important statement of our Way-shower, Christ Jesus: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matt. 6:33; "All these things" are thought to be the outward signs of successful material living, such as supply, wealth, and even health. They are, however, only the by-products of the main purpose of existence, which is to express Spirit. Mrs. Eddy puts it this way in Miscellaneous Writings: "God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies. Mis., p. 307;

Patient Waiting
April 6, 1974

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