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“Leave your agenda at the door!”

From the August 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The inspired, or spiritual, message of the Bible—expressing the Word of God, good—is full of wisdom that inspires, instructs, and changes one’s life for the better. For instance, recently I came across a passage in the Old Testament that was very familiar to me—familiar, yes, but nonetheless loaded with fresh insight.

It describes the encounter that Moses had with the divine presence when he saw a bush that was on fire but did not burn up (see Exodus 3). After his initial surprise, Moses heard God telling him not to come any closer, but rather to take off his sandals, “for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.”

Moses obeyed, and what followed was as clear and concise a revelation of the true nature of God as can be imagined—one that was life-changing not only for Moses, but for an entire nation of people. It was an insight into the nature of God that changed the course of history.

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