Proving God’s certainty, modeling Jesus’ modesty

In a world full of uncertainty, there’s something we can do to feel more confident about the present and future. We can look to God to gain a spiritual view of what’s going on—a healing perception of what’s real. In doing so, I’ve come to think of the word is as “the big IS,” because in a spiritual context the word has all the certainty of the equal sign in mathematics. 

Here’s an example from the Bible: “He is the Rock, his work is perfect” (Deuteronomy 32:4). The first is describes a changeless reality in which God, infinite Spirit, is the rock-solid foundation of our existence, and therefore, finite matter isn’t truly the basis of our being. 

Similarly, the second is assures us of the unfailing perfection of God’s work. And we are each God’s work, according to Christian Science. The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, says: “All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal” (p. 472). 

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