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I shall not bow down
Idols and graven images don't always come in forms we might expect. But we don't need to be surprised and don't have to bow down and worship them!
I Used to consider the Second Commandment rather irrelevant to my own experience. I had been raised as a Christian Scientist, and I felt idolatry was simply not anything I ever needed to deal with. I had never worshiped a "graven image" or bowed down to an idol. So why would I ever need to be concerned about the Second Commandment?
During the last economic recession in the United States, however, the state in which we live was especially hard hit. Every day the radio, television, newspapers, and our friends and neighbors reported depressing stories resulting from the recession. It was easy to be overwhelmed by it all, particularly if one felt right in the middle—and our family did.
My husband is a general contractor. With everyone feeling the pinch, work became scarce, to say the least. He reached a point where, in desperation, he was even willing to change his profession, but nothing came of his efforts. We were about to learn that it wasn't his profession but our thought about it that needed changing.
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God's good is unfolding here and now
John F. Anderson
I shall not bow down
Lois Eileen Biggs
Something to look forward to
Margaret R. Zuber
A child's view of God
Voting: look on the heart
Gloria Elaine Marlatt
The question is, What are we witnessing to?
Janet Meynell Fluehr
Reaching a wider audience
with contributions from The Christian Science Board of Directors
Like a sunrise coming
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
An irrepressible desire to know
Michael D. Rissler
Many years ago I suffered with what was diagnosed as an incurable...
Margaret Gail Riedel
Several years ago I found myself alone with four children to...
Virginia M. Petersen with contributions from Philip R. Petersen. Sr.
One day three summers ago, while mowing the lawn, I went to...
Ethel M. Gattis
The healing power of God, as revealed in the Bible and explained...
Robert L. T. Holcomb
As I was growing up during the great Depression of the...
Margaret Frazier with contributions from Lavon E. Frazier, Philip A. Frazier