Thursday, June 14, 2012

Temptations annulled

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 deceptions (temptations) of materiality. 

(New Living Bible) He ate nothing during those days and afterward Jesus was starving. 3 The devil said to him, “Since you are God’s Son, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.”  4 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-LOVE produces limitless goodness.

5 Next the devil led him to a high place and showed him in a single instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 The devil said, “I will give you this whole domain and the glory of all these kingdoms. It’s been entrusted to me and I can give it to anyone I want. 7 Therefore, if you will worship me, it will all be yours.”  8 Jesus answered, “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 and its interminable providing. 

9 The devil brought him into Jerusalem and stood him at the highest point of the temple. He said to him, “Since you are God’s Son, throw yourself down from here; 10 for it’s written: He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you 11 and they will take you up in their hands so that you won’t hit your foot on a stone.  12 Jesus answered, “It’s been said, Don’t test the Lord your God.”[

Our attentiveness to LOVE’s wisdom protects us from foolish and empty acts.  Materialized thinking is blind to the infinite ways in which LOVE sustains and empowers us all the time.  But our spiritual sensibility is certain of the paramount concord and progressive impetus which MIND-GOD imparts to us.    

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