The guidance comes

We all have crossroads experiences in which we feel a need for guidance. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Elijah, Paul, all had such experiences, and each found his answer through dependence on God.

Christ Jesus faced a crossroads when Satan offered him alternative courses, but he already knew the only true way. "I am the way, the truth, and the life," John 14:6; he later told a questioning disciple. We find this way in the consciousness of man's oneness with God as His son. To the degree that one understands his real identity as the spiritual reflection of unerring Mind, he ceases to be subject to confusion and mistakes, and instead is divinely guided. But when one's thought is governed by the false, material sense of things and one finds he must make a decision or solve a problem, he is beset by misgivings and anxiety.

Divine intelligence—not a mortal viewpoint—is the basis for making valid human judgments. It is the primal attribute of the Mind that is God, which is altogether good, incapable of knowing matter and evil. God is Spirit, infinite Being, and His creation can include nothing outside this infinity of good. Therefore, when confronted by uncertainty, we need to affirm and realize these truths and then quietly listen for divine direction. Isaiah wrote, "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. 30:21;

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BIBLE NOTES Pull Section
November 24, 1980

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