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Reading the Christian Science Bible Lesson in church is an honor I have often shared with a number of other members in our Christian Science Society. One week, several years ago, I was reading the Bible during the service and got to the word judgment. I had always interpreted that word as meaning the kind of judgment that happens in courtrooms, but in a flash of inspiration I thought about the skill required for precision driving, as cars crisscross through each other’s paths. That requires a different kind of judgment. That was a new view of the concept!
I also thought of the judgment of a speed skater, which has to match his skill and equipment so he doesn’t overextend and crash. He cannot exceed his limits, or he will not finish the race. And those thoughts led me to ponder more deeply the perfect judgment of God, divine Love.
God never causes too much or too little—His children always have exactly what they need. When the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness, He fed and sustained them all. Any excess food that people picked up spoiled by the next day, but every day there was enough fresh food provided for everyone (see Exodus 16:16–21). What perfect judgment! There was always enough, including for the people who took too much.
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Peter J. Wilson lives in Stanwell, Queensland, Australia.