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.
How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter
in the shadow of your wings.
The Golden Text is from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.
. . . The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
. . . let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings.
Christian Science Quarterly™ Bible Lessons — Online Edition, Vol. 129, No. 50
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