Shining a light on the weekly Bible Lessons published in the Christian Science Quarterly®

God the Only Cause and Creator

Thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

Hebrew Scripture refers repeatedly to God’s wonders, especially the demonstrations of divine might performed during the Exodus from Egypt. “The biblical religion was not evolved from some theory concerning God’s power,” explains a scholar, “but arose through an actual historical manifestation of that power.”

Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. . . . He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered. . . . The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

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Resources quoted in this issue

GT: Richardson, Alan. A Theological Word Book of the Bible. London: SCM Press, 1977.

RR: Peterson, Eugene H. Praying with the Psalms: A Year of Daily Prayers and Reflections on the Words of David. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993; Ellicott, Charles John, ed. A Bible Commentary for English Readers by Various Writers. London: Cassell, 1897–1905. Also available at

Cit. 6: Perowne, John J. S., Alexander F. Kirkpatrick, Frederic H. Chase, Reginald St. John Parry, and Alexander Nairne, eds. The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. 58 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1882–1922. Also available at

Cit. 18: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Collection. Vol. 21, Romans. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2000–2016.

Cit. 20: Keener, Craig S., John H. Walton, eds. NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016.

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