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A new view of the Bible Lesson

From the September 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Every day all over the world, thousands of people read a weekly Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly. Each Lesson is focused on a specific subject, and consists of Bible passages relating to it, along with correlative ones explaining the Bible texts from Science and Health, by Mary Baker Eddy.

Anyone who regularly and thoughtfully studies these Lessons can’t help but have increased understanding of God and His laws, and experience their healing effect. The Bible Lessons nurture the spirituality of the reader; they enlighten thought and satisfy the hungering heart; they feed the soul. And, like with anything else, the more you put into this study—dedication, interest, prayer, reflection, love—the more you get out of it.

Some who study these Lessons refer to this daily self-instruction as “doing the Lesson.” I did. Years ago, shortly after I’d committed to this daily Bible study, as I was “doing the Lesson,” my husband walked into the room, saw what I was doing, and asked ever so honestly, “Just what is it you ‘do’ when you ‘do’ your Lesson?” Good question! It was one I hadn’t given much thought to. I responded, “I want to do and be better.” That was honest, but it didn’t answer his question. But what a wake-up call it was for me! I, too, needed to know the answer. 

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