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ENJOY THE SOUL–VIEW
THIS WEEK'S Christian Science Bible Lesson on "Soul" caused me to ask myself, What does God know about the substance of our lives? Is it a picture of complaint and deficiency, or of Soul–inspired living?
A passage this week from Section II explains: "Entirely separate from the belief and dream of material living, is the Life divine, revealing spiritual understanding and the consciousness of man's dominion over the whole earth. This understanding casts out error and heals the sick, and with it you can speak 'as one having authority'" (Science and Health, p. 14, citation 9). God knows only what is beautiful and true about His creation. And a previous passage emphasizes that "the Divine Being must be reflected by man,—else man is not the image and likeness of the patient, tender, and true, the One 'altogether lovely;' but to understand God is the work of eternity, and demands absolute consecration of thought, energy, and desire" (p. 3, Sect. I, cit. 5). Too often we can get caught up in only looking at the results of God's handiwork, investigating its validity and not understanding Him.
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Genelle Austin–Lett is executive director of BibleWise.com and director of speech and debate at San Jose State University in California.
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