Divine purpose over human will

Sound motives are a key factor in the success of every right endeavor. Mrs. Eddy states: "A wrong motive involves defeat. In the Science of Mind-healing, it is imperative to be honest, for victory rests on the side of immutable right. To understand God strengthens hope, enthrones faith in Truth, and verifies Jesus' word: 'Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.' " Science and Health, p. 446.

Before attempting any activity or expressing any thought, even before formulating any conclusion, we find it helpful to examine our motive. Is it to glorify God and to further our understanding of His will? Are we laying down material beliefs and freely admitting Christ, Truth, so that God's purpose may be expressed—or are we exercising human will?

Lawfulness of Truth
September 14, 1981

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