|Subject: 13 MONEY/SUPPLY/BUSINESS|
Today divine Mind adjusts me to my work and my work to me. By this law of adjustment, God's law, my work must be successful. Through steadfast declaration, buyer and seller, work and worker are brought together. Thus, supply meets supply and this law of God is thereby demonstrated. (MBE to Calvin Frye to Mrs. Arbogast, CSB)
Recognition of the allness of God leaves no contrary power to consider, no battle to be fought, no threat to be feared.
Cheered by the presence of God I will do each moment, without anxiety, through the strength which He shall give me, the work which His divine Providence assigns me. I will leave the rest without concern. It's not my affair.
Supply is not money coming to us but ideas appearing through us.
The Psalmist saith: "He shall give His angels charge over thee." God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies. Never ask for tomorrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment. What a glorious inheritance is given to us through the understanding of omnipresent Love! More we cannot ask: more we do not want: more we cannot have. This sweet assurance is the "Peace, be still" to all human fears, to suffering of every sort.
Some of the mere puppets of the hour are playing only for money, and at a fearful stake.
The right way wins the right of way, even the way of Truth and Love whereby all our debts are paid, mankind blessed, and God glorified.
A remarkable thing in this building is that, although it cost two million dollars, it is not blanketed with debts and mortgages. Everything, even to the flagstones in front of it, is paid for, and subscriptions are not solicited. Here is an occasion for joy that marks it as different from almost all other of the Christian churches, where petitions for money are almost as constant as petitions for divine mercy.
If God be changeless goodness, …, what place has chance in the divine economy?
All that is worth reckoning is what we do, and the best of everything is not too good, but is economy and riches.
As our ideas of Deity become more spiritual, we express them by objects more beautiful.
Competition in commerce, deceit in councils, dishonor in nations, dishonesty in trusts, begin with "Who shall be greatest?" I again repeat, Follow your Leader, only so far as she follows Christ.
My 265:28-30 agriculture
agriculture, manufacture, commerce, and wealth should be governed by honesty, industry, and justice, reaching out to all classes and peoples.
If such be its power, I am opposed to it, as to every form of error,--whether of ignorance or fanaticism, prompted by money-making or malice. It is enough for me to know that animal magnetism is neither of God nor Science.
"Thou shalt not steal;" that is, thou shalt not rob man of money, which is but trash, compared with his rights of mind and character.
Mis 148:29 Ho
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price."
Mis 252:17-18 (to 1st .),27-29 it,30-31 2nd the (to ;)
Christian Science is not only the acme of Science but the crown of Christianity.
it encourages and empowers the business man and secures the success of honesty,
the poor man's money;
We are in the Valley of Decision. Then, let us take the side of him who "overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,"--of such as barter integrity and peace for money and fame.
The wicked idler earns little and is stingy; he has plenty of means, but he uses them evilly. Ask how he gets his money, and his satanic majesty is supposed to answer smilingly: "By cheating, lying, and crime; his dupes are his capital; his stock in trade, the wages of sin; your idlers are my busiest workers; they will leave a lucrative business to work for me." Here we add: The doom of such workers will come, and it will be more sudden, severe, and lasting than the adversary can hope.
Now, what saith Christian Science? "When a man is right, his thoughts are right, active, and they are fruitful; he loses self in love, and cannot hear himself, unless he loses the chord. The right thinker and worker does his best, and does the thinking for the ages. No hand that feels not his help, no heart his comfort. He improves moments; to him time is money, and he hoards this capital to distribute gain."
Our gratitude is riches,
Complaint is poverty,
Our trials bloom in blessings,
They test our constancy.
O, life from joy is minted,
An everlasting gold,
True gladness is the treasure
That grateful hearts will hold.
God's Requirement. SECT. 5. God requires wisdom, economy, and brotherly love to characterize all the proceedings of the members of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist.
II Cor 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: