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Working with the WORD


From the July 1992 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Each Lesson-Sermon published in the Christian Science Quarterly — Bible Lessons is designed to be complete in itself. Its Bible references (King fames Version) are corroborated and explained by passages from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. These notes and commentary are offered by The Christian Science Journal as indications of the possibilities for individual research.

Charity . . . thinketh no evil (I Cor. 13:4, 5)

The Interpreter's Bible (IB) observes that the Greek term for "thinketh" in this vese "does not mean to think, but to reckon or take account of. The most common use of the word is in numerical calculations. Love [charity] will not keep track of all of the wrongs received, i.e., it will not cherish resentment." C. K. Barrett in Harper's Bible Commentary concludes, "If it is asked, What then does love do with evil? the final answer must be that it takes evil upon itself, and thus disposes of it."

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