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Finding true security
For the Lesson titled “God the Preserver of Man” from June 9 - 15, 2014
Whether we’re caught in a terrifying storm, facing some threatening illness, or serving in our country’s armed forces, the Golden Text from Deuteronomy in this week’s Bible Lesson, titled “God the Preserver of Man,” assures us that “the beloved of the Lord” are kept safe “all the day long” (33:12). The Lesson shows us where we can look for a true sense of security.
In Section 1, we learn that even during fiery trials, we remain “precious in [God’s] sight” (Isaiah 43:4, citation 3). This precious protection derives from our inseparability from our loving Father-Mother God. Mary Baker Eddy defines this unbreakable relationship as an indestructible coexistence “unchanged in its eternal history” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 471, cit. 5). As God’s reflection, we can no more exist separate from our source than an image could appear on a mirror without the original being present. Such inseparability ensures our safety when we trust in the presence of the Lord.
The shepherd boy David shows his absolute trust in his inseverable relation with God when he says, while approaching the fearsome Goliath, “I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts” (I Samuel 17:45, cit. 9). Science and Health emphasizes that “faith in and the understanding of divine Love” (p. 288, cit. 8) will deliver us from all evil or the “illusion of material sense” (p. 71, cit. 7). Trusting God under every circumstance, we will find Him “a very present help in trouble” (Psalms 46:1, cit. 12).
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Steve Warren lives in Austin, Texas, where he teaches Sunday School and leads an adult Bible study group at his branch church.
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