Bible Study from September 26th, 2020

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Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it: And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.

— Nehemiah 9: 36, 37 from the King James Bible

“Nehemiah 9: 36-37 — her (Mrs. Eddy’s) definition of animal magnetism.

— from “Recorded Statements” in Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 236

Topic: The Labour of the righteous.

Moderator: Mike from NY

Bible Readings: Jeremiah 1: 1-19 ; Judges 4: 1-15,  21: 25 ; 1 Sam. 8: 1-22; 1 Sam. 18: 5-16, 20-30; 24: 4-22

Optional Bible Readings: I Samuel Chapters 7-31 (or highlights – I Samuel 7: 3,10,11;  8: 1-22;  9: 2; 10: 19,22-24;  12: 3,12-25;  15: 22;  16: 13-23; 17: 1-58;  18: 5-30;  19: 1,18;  22: 1-2, 7-8, 14-18, 21-13;  23: 9-14; 24: 4-22;  28: 7, 15-20)

  1. What form of government did the Children of Israel have before Saul became king? (Jer. 1:1-19, Judges 4:1-15; 21:25) 
  2. What was Samuel’s message during the time of transition to a king? (1 Sam. 8:1-22) 
  3. How did Saul and David respectfully treat each other? (1 Sam. 18:5-16, 20-30; 24:4-22) 
  4. How did the Children of Israel align themselves with Saul and David during this time?
  5. How should we apply Nehemiah 9:36-37 to our times?

Notes from the Discussion

The state of the children of Israel was because of their sins and this relates to today pretty well.

— from Bible Study

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

When someone is viciously attacked, they are probably doing something very good.

— Plainfield Roundtable

The fear of God is the best remedy against the fear of man. Better to have all men our enemies than God our enemy; those who are sure they have God with them, need not, ought not to fear, whoever is against them. Let us pray that we may be willing to give up personal interests, and that nothing may move us from our duty.

— from Matthew Henry Bible Commentary, by Matthew Henry

Those who slight the Lord in prosperity, will find themselves under a necessity of seeking Him in trouble.

— from Matthew Henry Bible Commentary, by Matthew Henry

Physical torture affords but a slight illustration of the pangs which come to one upon whom the world of sense falls with its leaden weight in the endeavor to crush out of a career its divine destiny.

— from No and Yes, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 34

Career: General course of action or movement; procedure; course of proceeding.

— From 1828 Webster’s Dictionary

The various forms of book-borrowing without credit spring from this ill-concealed question in mortal mind, Who shall be greatest? This error violates the law given by Moses, it tramples upon Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, it does violence to the ethics of Christian Science.

— from Retrospection and Introspection, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 75

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