Bible Study from October 10th, 2020

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The spiritual requirements of Truth are not only imperative in their nature, but always bring a blessing in their obedience, and this blessing shows itself on our bodies in harmony and health – just as the science of mathematics shows itself upon the figures if they are controlled after a principle of truth, instead of being controlled according to a belief that cannot be understood through demonstration, but will result in error of some sort. This was the Principle, wisdom, or God, upon which Truth, or Christ, founded His church, or body, the liberty of the gospel – outside of the laws of matter which are beliefs – and in the Principle of Science never varying in its equitable fulfillment.

From Essays and Other Footprints (the “Red Book”),
by Mary Baker Eddy, page 40

Moses addresses the nation as such, and reminds them of their dullness to apprehend the manifestations of God’s grace which had been so abundantly afforded in their past history, in order that he may arouse them to a better state of mind, and stimulate them to hearken to the voice of God in the future.

From the Pulpit Commentary

Topic: Moses’ Third Speech

Moderator: Thomas from NY

Bible Readings: Deuteronomy 28: 1-14; 29; 30


  1. Who are the Amorites (“Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan”)?
  2. What is the context of this speech?
  3. How were the Israelites protected when they left Egypt and during their journey in the wilderness?
  4. What was the purpose of this speech? (Deuteronomy 30:8-11; Deuteronomy 28:1-14, “blessings”)

Notes from the Discussion

Equitable: Distributing equal justice; giving each his due; assigning to one or more what law or justice demands; just; impartial. All are free to receive the blessings of the Lord. We are all equitable in His eyes. His love and care is universal.

— From 1828 Webster’s Dictionary

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God

— Deuteronomy 28: 1-2 from the King James Bible

And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

— Deuteronomy 30: 2 from the King James Bible

When you are scared or waivering remember all that God has done for you.

— from Bible Study

Ingratitude is the original sum total evil, and its only remedy is gratitude, the highest human quality its destruction.

— from Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 73

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

— Mark 16: 18 from the King James Bible

We need to teach our children how to appreciate God.

— from Bible Study

True and lasting obedience only comes from a deep love for God. Love has enthusaism.

— from Bible Study

It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.

— from Horace Greeley

Be a fighter for the Truth.

— from Bible Study

The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

— Deuteronomy 29: 29 from the King James Bible

Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.

— Deuteronomy 29: 9 from the King James Bible

Abide in the 91st Psalm and know that such abiding is treatment and protection. There is nothing that can make laws or influence you. There is but one Mind and that is Love. Do not give life to evil by attaching it to a person or thing.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, (the “Blue Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, page 222

We must remember that the smallest truth is mightier than the greatest lie the world has ever known.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, (the “Blue Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, page 233

Captivity: Subjection; a state of being under control; servitude; slavery.

— From 1828 Webster’s Dictionary

The design of Love is to reform the sinner.

— from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 35

Where some see problems others see opportunity.

— from Bible Study

Christian Science will solve every problem in the world! What are we doing about it?

— from Bible Study

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