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TRUE CONCEPT OF SUPPLY

From the September 1930 issue of The Christian Science Journal


A LARGE part of humanity's efforts seems to be expended in the endeavor to multiply its material possessions and replenish its losses. To many, indeed, life appears to be a dreary grind, with opportunity for service and the result of labor uncertain. Because mankind has made the mistake of turning to matter instead of to God, Spirit, as the source of supply, it is continually bewildered by the contradictory evidence of satiety on the one hand and lack on the other.

We must therefore learn to turn to God first and always, and to reject the false sense of matter as substance. We must maintain in our thinking the true concept of supply as spiritual, a concept which admits neither satisfaction in material abundance nor fear of not having enough to meet legitimate needs. To turn to God in all one's thinking, and to stay there, is to inherit the divine substance of right ideas, which, expressed in intelligent activity, bring daily supplies to meet our needs in such form as we can avail ourselves of, as, for example, food, shelter, clothing, health, right work, and helpful companionship.

On page 587 of the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy gives the following definition of "God," which is invaluable to every honest claimant of his true inheritance as God's own child: "God. The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence." We need to know our Father-Mother God in order that we may prove our true relationship to Him and, by conforming to divine law, realize our spiritual inheritance of the substance of good. To every individual seeker for Truth, these scientific terms for God are invaluable in demonstrating the allness of God through right thinking, whereby we may prove that the beliefs of so-called mortal mind are the extremes of superabundance and deficiency, and are false in both premise and conclusion.

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