Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We can nullify materiality’s temptations with divine TRUTH/WISDOM.

"Jesus returned from the Jordan River full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. 2 There he was tempted for forty days by the devil.13 After finishing every temptation, the devil departed from him until the next opportunity. 14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news about him spread throughout the whole countryside" (Luke 4:1-2, 13-14).

Devil/Satan = fraudulent materiality attempting to deny us our spiritual heritage, which we possess as manifestations of SPIRIT/TRUTH.

M. B. Eddy: “The Science Jesus taught and lived must triumph over all material beliefs and about life, substance, and intelligence, and the multitudinous errors growing from such beliefs.”

Our spiritual intelligence can laser through the fraudulent temptations of materiality. 

To the first temptation, to turn the stone into bread, Jesus replied, “It’s written, ‘People won’t live only by bread.’”   When hungering for something good we can have more of it by perceiving and striving for its spiritual substance, and by comprehending that MIND produces limitless goodness.

To the second temptation, to bow to materiality so as to possess all that is in the material world, he responded, “It’s written, “You will worship the Lord your God and serve only him.”  Since materiality is a mortal illusion it does not have anything but illusions to offer.  We can have infinite, spiritual substance by discerning the allness of SPIRIT. 

To the third temptation, to jump off the highest peak of the temple, Jesus’ riposte was, “It’s been said, ‘Don’t test the Lord your God.’”  The paramount wholeness and concord of our existence in MIND cannot be grasped by the dullness of materiality. 

Spiritual cognition, or Christ, radiates the divine power and bounty of eternal TRUTH.  It annuls material hindrances as it propels our wellness and progress.

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