Health: "settled in heaven"

When we take our difficulties to God, we can be sure of just settlement of our affairs. The Psalmist assures us: "For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven." Ps. 119:89. Forever includes now. So we don't have to wait into the far-off future to be governed by the equity of divine law. God's Word is already established.

The deliverance that came to the children of Israel in their exodus from slavery is recalled throughout later Scriptures as a ringing triumph of good over evil. To this day, students of the Bible are inspired and encouraged by the events connected with that God-directed journey. In our own time, sickness, disease—disabilities of any sort—are forms of bondage from which divine law frees us.

The weight of opinion is heavy on the side of dealing with physical problems solely through material means. Our Master, Christ Jesus, healed every kind of disease through the power of God alone. He insisted that what he taught and the way he healed were not based on something he himself had formulated, but that they came to him from God. He declared, "The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." John 14:10.

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The integrity of Christian Science
April 7, 1986

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