Is It Money We Need?

In Proverbs we read, "Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven." If we look to money for our wealth, we get disappointed. There is only one thing that will bring us lasting security: an understanding of God. As the same chapter urges, "Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding." Prov. 23:5, 23; Supply, like health, is spiritual; it is not a material condition.

Whether one considers material dependence a problem or not, it is essential to understand the true meaning of substance as supply. We may go happily along for years with a good salary, profitable investments, an inheritance, a prosperous business, or a good provider in the family. But if these are not the outcome of thought based on the true evidence of infinite, divine substance, they will not be lasting.

We need to turn unreservedly to the true meaning of substance. We have to watch that we are not being fooled into wishing merely for money. Supply may appear in other forms comprehensible and useful to us in our lives, but our true desire must be for the understanding of God, Spirit, as our source and supplier. If we believe matter has power to bring us something, then we can believe it has power to make us unhappy if it isn't there. If entertaining false beliefs, which have no power, brings want, then by cherishing right ideas, which have all power, we certainly will experience abundance.

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What You Alone Can Give
March 1, 1975

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