The “only true solution” to our financial needs

Managing our finances in an uncertain and fluctuating economy can be challenging. And during a global pandemic, stress levels may rise exponentially. In attempting to close the gap financially between what’s coming in and what’s flowing out, many are looking for new jobs, retooling businesses, or needing to figure out what’s next when a business closes for good. 

As the current economic upheaval continues to challenge some of our best efforts toward practical solutions, the situation seems ripe for more spiritual answers. The founder of this magazine, Mary Baker Eddy, devoted her life to revealing the practicality of the Bible, especially the teachings of Christ Jesus, in daily affairs. She wrote: “The talent and genius of the centuries have wrongly reckoned. . . . They have not accepted the simple teaching and life of Jesus as the only true solution of the perplexing problem of human existence” (Unity of Good, p. 9).

Jesus’ life and teachings reveal the nature of God, divine Love, as infinite, exhaustless Spirit, the only true source of supply. Surely we can look at what Jesus said and did as a blueprint for action in finding the solutions we seek. Leaning on God as his source of supply, he said: “The Father loves the Son and has given him everything” (John 3:35, Contemporary English Version). Jesus lived life confident that he and others were able to receive all that God gives. Fully cognizant of divine Spirit’s ability to supply everything needed, he was able to feed more than five thousand people on a mountainside in Galilee (see John 6:1–13) and direct his disciple Peter to find tax money in a most unlikely place—the mouth of a fish (see Matthew 17:24–27).

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Bible Lens
God the Only Cause and Creator
November 30, 2020

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.