Wednesday Readings: No Lack

The following citations from The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy were read during the Nov. December 15, 2010 Wednesday Testimony Meeting of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chagrin Falls, OH. After the readings, those attending the meeting are encouraged to share proofs of God's care.  All are lovingly invited to attend the 7:30 p.m. Wednesday meetings at our church. 

The Bible 

Luke 12:32
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  

Ps 23:1
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 

Ps 37:3-5
Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 

Ex 16:2,3,11-15,18
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. 

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.  And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.  And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.  And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat. 

And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating. 

Ps 107:9
For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. 

Matt. 4:23
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 

Matt 22:15-21
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.  And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.  Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?  But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?  Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.  And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?  They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. 

Mat 5:1,2,6
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 

Mat 6:19-21,24,31-33
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 

Luke 12:13-15
And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.  And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?  And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 

Mark 8:1-6,8,9 (to :),34-36
In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.  And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?  And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.  And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. 

So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.  And they that had eaten were about four thousand:

And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 

Rom 13:8
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 

I Tim 6:6 godliness,11 o (to 2nd ,),11 follow
godliness with contentment is great gain. 

O man of God,

follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 

Phil 4:19 God
God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 

S&H

vii:1-2
  To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.

SH 15:25-26,28-30
Christians rejoice in secret beauty and bounty, hidden from the world, but known to God.

Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings.

SH 135:17
There is to-day danger of repeating the offence of the Jews by limiting the Holy One of Israel and asking: "Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?" What cannot God do? 

2:23 (to ?), 26-28
God is Love.  Can we ask Him to be more?

Do we expect to change perfection?  Shall we plead for more at the open fount, which is pouring forth more than we accept?

SH 7:23
God is not influenced by man.  The "divine ear" is not an auditory nerve.  It is the all-hearing and all-knowing Mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied. 

SH 206:15
  In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes,--Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply. 

SH 234:4
  Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love--be it song, sermon, or Science--blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ's table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty. 

SH 254:6-10
God requires perfection, but not until the battle between Spirit and flesh is fought and the victory won.  To stop eating, drinking, or being clothed materially before the spiritual facts of existence are gained step by step, is not legitimate.

SH 461:1-4
  I do not maintain that anyone can exist in the flesh without food and raiment; but I do believe that the real man is immortal and that he lives in Spirit, not matter.

SH 413:3-5
The act of yielding one's thoughts to the undue contemplation of physical wants or conditions induces those very conditions.

SH 346:30-32
We cannot serve both God and mammon at the same time; but is not this what frail mortals are trying to do?

SH 327:17
  To the physical senses, the strict demands of Christian Science seem peremptory; but mortals are hastening to learn that Life is God, good, and that evil has in reality neither place nor power in the human or the divine economy. 

SH 326:8
All nature teaches God's love to man, but man cannot love God supremely and set his whole affections on spiritual things, while loving the material or trusting in it more than in the spiritual. 

SH 265:23
  Who that has felt the loss of human peace has not gained stronger desires for spiritual joy?  The aspiration after heavenly good comes even before we discover what belongs to wisdom and Love.  The loss of earthly hopes and pleasures brightens the ascending path of many a heart.  The pains of sense quickly inform us that the pleasures of sense are mortal and that joy is spiritual. 

SH 359:29-18
  A Christian Scientist and an opponent are like two artists.  One says: "I have spiritual ideals, indestructible and glorious.  When others see them as I do, in their true light and loveliness,--and know that these ideals are real and eternal because drawn from Truth,--they will find that nothing is lost, and all is won, by a right estimate of what is real."
  The other artist replies: "You wrong my experience.  I have no mind-ideals except those which are both mental and material.  It is true that materiality renders these ideals imperfect and destructible; yet I would not exchange mine for thine, for mine give me such personal pleasure, and they are not so shockingly transcendental.  They require less self-abnegation, and keep Soul well out of sight.  Moreover, I have no notion of losing my old doctrines or human opinions."
  Dear reader, which mind-picture or externalized thought shall be real to you,--the material or the spiritual?  Both you cannot have.  You are bringing out your own ideal.  This ideal is either temporal or eternal.  Either Spirit or matter is your model.  If you try to have two models, then you practically have none.

SH 182:12
It is impossible to work from two standpoints.  If we attempt it, we shall presently "hold to the one, and despise the other."

SH 319:5
To calculate one's life-prospects from a material basis, would infringe upon spiritual law and misguide human hope.  Having faith in the divine Principle of health and spiritually understanding God, sustains man under all circumstances; whereas the lower appeal to the general faith in material means (commonly called nature) must yield to the all-might of infinite Spirit. 

232:4-10 (to ;)
The beliefs we commonly entertain about happiness and life afford no scatheless and permanent evidence of either.  Security for the claims of harmonious and eternal being is found only in divine Science. 
  Scripture informs us that "with God all things are possible,"--all good is possible to Spirit;

SH 451:14
Man walks in the direction towards which he looks, and where his treasure is, there will his heart be also.  If our hopes and affections are spiritual, they come from above, not from beneath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit. 

SH 192:4-6
  We are Christian Scientists, only as we quit our reliance upon that which is false and grasp the true.  We are not Christian Scientists until we leave all for Christ.

SH 442:22
Christ, Truth, gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the material, transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man is clothed and fed spiritually.  St. Paul says, "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling:" Jesus said, "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."  This truth is Christian Science.

Previous Wednesday Readings

 

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