The Bible is at the heart of Christian Science. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, took to the Bible instinctively as a child and studied it intensively as an adult. Through this study she discovered the healing power of God and experienced it firsthand. This inspired her to delve even deeper into the Scriptures, finding their spiritual meaning, which ultimately led to her writing the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Together the Bible and Science and Health are the pastor of the Christian Science Church, from which a weekly Bible Lesson is read. Learn more about the Bible Lesson
The following Bible passages introduce this week's Bible Lesson. The full Lesson is comprised of citations from the Bible and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.
. . . the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.
In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
For thou art my hope, O Lord God:
Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
O God, be not far from me:
Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul;
But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day;
I will go in the strength of the Lord God:
Christian Science Quarterly™ Bible Lessons — Online Edition, Vol. 128, No. 22
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