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From the November 1956 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The saintly prophets of Bible days were steadfast in their loyalty to God. They knew that to understand the requirements of the Most High was the beginning of wisdom and that obedience to divine law was the whole duty of mankind. From personal experience these righteous men could attest the simplicity and practicality of spiritual law and the necessity of fulfilling its mandates. For example, the prophet Micah clearly states the truth in these brief words (6:8): "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

Blessed is each and every one who works to fulfill these requirements, for as in olden times, so today, all who pattern their lives by these simple rules of Life and Love can truly be said to walk and talk with God, good. Complete reliance on Spirit unfolds an ever-widening perception of Truth's power and presence and provides daily inspiration to seek new heights in the demonstration of God's will.

To glimpse the order of His will, supreme in earth as it is in heaven, is to understand something of divine reality, the truth of existence. Christian Science bases its teachings of causation on the spiritual account of creation in the first chapter of Genesis, where the operation of Mind is shown forth by the eternal unfolding of Mind's ideas. These countless spiritual ideas, the highest of which is individual man, express the nature, essence, and will of God. Through his oneness, or unity, with infinite Being, man forever reflects the all-knowing, all-directing all-acting Mind, God, and thus is forever fulfilling his divine office as the perfect representative of the eternal One. Since there is no other man, idea, or creation but the spiritual, no other law but the will of God, it is imperative that we think from this basis and demonstrate this truth, if we would reflect the Life divine.

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