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Walk the way of right thinking and acting and live!
Kathy Fitzer, St. Louis, MO & Park City, UT
Posted Monday, April 17th, 2017
[Walk in the way of righteousness (right thinking and acting) and live!]
Metaphysical Application ideas for the Christian Science Bible Lesson on
“Probation after Death”
April 17-23, 2017
Prepared by Kathy Fitzer, CS
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By my count, the word righteous or righteousness appears 11 times in the Lesson between the Golden Text and the end of the 4th section. Might be important to understand what those words mean. I checked the original Hebrew and Greek, as well as Bible dictionaries and regular dictionaries. I loved discovering that in its earliest form, the idea of righteousness sprang from “to be innocent.” In simple terms, righteousness can be thought of as a state of “what is right” or “what ought to be.” We can think of righteousness as that which is in conformity to the Divine will, and the Law which reveals that will. Doing what is “lawful and right” — and obeying God’s law — is being righteous. I was interested in this insight: Paul’s writings often describe “not the righteousness required by God, but the righteousness bestowed by God and accepted by faith in Christ.” (Hastings Bible Dictionary, p. 800) This applies to the idea of grace that appears in the last two sections this week. Certainly we learn through our study of Christian Science that all good comes from God — and the perfect man reflects that goodness (innocence and righteousness.) As we instruct mortal mind out of itself, we are free to follow the path of righteousness (innocent, right thought — and action) that allows us to live a life that is in accord with divine, eternal Life! As we strive to walk in this “way of righteousness,” we will face trials, otherwise known as periods of probation. And these times will inevitably strengthen us — and reveal more to us about our relationship to God … to Life. The path we are walking is not a linear path, but a path of unfoldment and revelation — the revelation of good and harmony! Righteous thinking allows us to see this unfoldment which has nothing to do with “before” or “after” what mortal mind calls death. There is just one continuous path — the path of Life!
Golden Text: The New Life Version of the Bible translated this verse as: “Life is in the way of those who are right with God, and in its path there is no death.” (Prov. 12: 28) I liked that idea of defining righteousness as being “right with God.” It goes along with one of the Hebrew definitions of righteousness, as used here, which is justification. Justifying margins in a document gets everything all lined up. Being justified with God, man is aligned with Mind, with Truth, with Life, and with divine Principle — Love. Acknowledging that, as God’s child, we are fully aligned (justified) with divine Life, we can’t stray from that path of Life to be fooled by the false beliefs of death (the suggestion that there could ever be a stoppage of good.)
Responsive Reading: [PS#1—C. Crisler on Ps. 17:15 “satisfied when awake in thy likeness”]
I read in the Hastings Bible Dictionary that in the Old Testament the idea of righteousness “begins with the human and ascends to the Divine” whereas holiness “starts from the divine and comes down to the human.” The Responsive Reading seems to bear that out. David is praying to God to support him, confident that God will hear his prayers. Then David speaks of recognizing God’s righteousness and asking “quicken me in thy righteousness.” To me, that supports the idea of reflection that is so key in the understanding of Christian Science —understanding God’s law. To quicken is to keep alive, give life, preserve (from the original Hebrew.) We can do nothing without God. God gives us life! The only way for us to realize righteousness is to acknowledge the righteousness of God and claim that righteousness for ourselves (by reflection.) As we behold the face of God rightly, we recognize and experience God’s “righteous judgments” — see that God’s covenant is intact. We pray to be kept alive in rightness and truthfulness. The Hebrew words translated as righteous or righteousness come from the root word, tsadaq, meaning to be or make right; cleanse; clear self. Wouldn’t a key to walking in the pathway of righteousness (in order to see the Life that always is) be to keep thought justified and aligned with the goodness and rightness of God? In this way, our experience is cleansed of all that isn’t right and we are free to clearly reflect God’s selfhood.
Section 1: God is pouring out blessings
What a beautiful promise …. God daily loads us with benefits — with acts of kindness and favors. Love and Life are our salvation — or deliverance — from pestilence and ruin (death.) (B1) We’re told that “righteousness delivers from death.” (B3) If we’re looking at death as simply the passing away from human view, then we know that being humanly good does not guarantee exemption from this experience. Good people “die” according to the mortal view of things. So, maybe what needs to change is our sense of what it really means to be delivered from death. Perhaps it is cliché to think about it this way … but I’ve often thought of times when communication wasn’t what it is today. People left home to explore and establish their lives in a new part of the world. Those that they leave behind may not hear from them for a long, long time — maybe never. They can’t communicate with each other. And yet, life goes on for each party. Each one is living their life — abiding in the light that is shining on them. There may be thoughts of sadness because of the separation, but each one learns that it is important to “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” (B4, NIV) By doing this, it is possible to stay in the path of Life — and be confident that the shining light of that path is guiding everyone to good, to joy, and to fulfillment. Paul teaches that the “corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” As our viewpoint is transformed from a material basis (always limited) to a spiritual one (confident that God’s blessings are being constantly poured out to all — without interruption or limitation), “death is swallowed up in victory.” (B5) With that victory comes the assurance that all is well, and well for all! Mrs. Eddy reminds us that “Life is God.” (S1) That is the absolute fact of things — and our starting point! But, we learn and demonstrate that fact step by step — thought by thought. This is a strong statement: “Universal salvation rests on progression and probation, and is unattainable without them.” (S4) We will face trials and challenges! Through them we learn to lean more on God as Life — independent of material conditions. We are given two questions to ask ourselves: “Am I living the life that approaches the supreme good? Am I demonstrating the healing power of Truth and Love?” THEN, we’re told, “the way will grow brighter ‘unto the perfect day.’” (S5) Experiencing our alignment with God doesn’t just happen — even though we never truly lose that alignment. I know I’ve used this example before, but it is like being in a dark room. We can’t see that we have everything we need there, but as we learn to navigate in that darkness … or as the light is turned on … we see that it was all there all the time. So, step by step we learn to navigate our way out of the limited view of mortal existence (including its sorrows and trials) to discover in the light our fully aligned relationship with Life — where we are complete and able to take advantage of the blessings (benefits) God is continually bestowing on all mankind!
Section 2: The path to heaven, harmony [See PS#2 on being perfect]
Jesus began his ministry right after his time in the wilderness being tempted by the devil. He preached, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (B7 NRSV) Later he clarified for the Pharisees …. “behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (B9) So, what is this “path” we speak of, if heaven is already here? Repent means to “think differently” or “reconsider.” Again … in a dark room, although everything we need may be at hand (near), we can’t see it until the scene is illumined. That’s the way it is with our thought. Heaven, which Mrs. Eddy defines as “Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul” (S6) is right here — near — actually in the midst of us. But, if our thought is darkened with misconceptions and false beliefs we can’t see it or feel it. So, the “path” is shifting thought to the light so that the unfoldment of what is “at hand” and “within” can be seen. Jesus gave instruction for how to do that. The Sermon on the Mount is a compilation of his most poignant teaching in this regard. Three of those instructions are included here: (1) we need to hunger (pine for and crave) and thirst (painfully feel a want for those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, strengthened) after righteousness (integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking, feeling, and acting.) (Greek definitions from Touch Bible) The promise is that we will then be filled — satisfied. (2) To see God (who dwells in heaven) we must be pure in heart. To see is more than to just casually observe. The Greek word, optanomahee indicates “to gaze (i.e. with wide-open eyes, as at something remarkable.”) Are we craving to really see God’s heaven using the kind of eyes with which we gaze at an amazing landscape — like it’s the most beautiful thing we have ever seen? To do so demands purity of heart …. willingness to have our heart — the fountain of our thoughts, affections and purposes — “cleansed by pruning (like a vine) and so be fitted to bear fruit.” And (3) to accept the command to “be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” The Greek word for perfect here is teleios, and simply means complete. Regardless of outward appearance, we are complete. And we have to start from that perspective if we are to successfully stay on the path of heavenly living. Understanding that “heaven is not a locality, but a divine state of Mind”, it makes total sense that the way to realize that heavenly presence is through a shift in thought — a shift away from the belief of many personal minds, competing and striving — to knowing that we all truly have “the mind of the Lord” and doing our best to listen to and think out from that Mind. Contemplating immortal reality — rather than the mortal images constantly bombarding us — allows us to follow “the footsteps of Truth,” realize that we reflect the righteousness of God — rather than possessing it ourselves — and reach that elevation of thought where “God is revealed.” (S7, S9 & S11)
Section 3: Heaven and hell determined by the qualities of thought entertained
To be honest, the parable of Lazarus and the rich man has always been a tough one for me. (B11) I so appreciate the insights that can come as we study such Bible citations in the context of the Bible Lesson. What can we learn from this parable as it relates to walking in the way of righteousness? I wondered if the story was more about Lazarus or the rich man. I certainly don’t have all of the answers. I invite you to wrestle, and give deeper thought, to anything that is puzzling to you. Surely fresh inspiration will come! I found it interesting that the Bible Lesson Committee chose to start citation B12 with verse 11 rather than verse 10 because the 10th verse warns of the dangers of the love of money and covetousness, while the 11th verse describes the quality of thought one should take. That led me to focus less on the mistakes the rich man made and their consequences, and more on how things “turned out” for Lazarus. Although, the example of the rich man can serve as a good “reality check” … how AM I viewing my fellow man? How well AM I “following after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness”? (B12) In this instance, the Greek word for righteousness indicates living in accord with “integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting.” Despite his circumstances, we have no indication that Lazarus was complaining or bemoaning his situation. He accepted whatever crumbs came his way. And then, Lazarus received his comfort. When the rich man found himself in dire straits, his response was to beg for help from the one he had refused to help. Mrs. Eddy writes that “Perfect and infinite Mind enthroned is heaven. The evil beliefs which originate in mortals are hell.” (S12) So, again … we’re not talking about a physical heaven or hell, but a state of consciousness. And that state isn’t something found when one passes beyond the grave. Because heaven and hell are states of consciousness, they change as thought changes. Mrs. Eddy also writes, “Progress is born of experience. It is the ripening of mortal man, through which the mortal is dropped for the immortal. …. The old man with his deeds must be put off.” (SH 296:9) Despite physical circumstances, as thought ripens into righteousness, peace is assured. Finding himself in a hellish situation, the rich man is forced to realize that he can’t call on someone else to “rescue” him. Similarly, those put in difficult situations ultimately must discover that “what we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds” …. not more money or prestige. (S16) Regardless of human circumstances, all that matters is the quality of thought being expressed!
Section 4: Give up the belief of death — choose Life [See PS#3 on how at Nain (B15)]
A prayer worthy of daily consideration is a firm declaration and determination that “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” (B13) This is not a matter of will power, but of consistently walking the path of Life by entering into the “gates of righteousness” that the Lord, Divine Life, Truth, and Love is holding open for us — inviting us to enter. It is a thought-by-thought path demanding righteous thinking and acting — thought that is justified, or aligned, with the goodness of God … in accord with God’s law of good and Life. (B13) Jesus demonstrated this law of Life as he restored the life of the widow woman’s son. (B15) As the testimony of limited, morbid thoughts and circumstances parade before our thought, do we just watch and accept them … or do we respond as Jesus did and stop the procession, exchanging the false evidence of death with the facts of eternal Life? We don’t have to wait for the transition called death to revolt against the belief that Life and the unfoldment of good can be stopped. Thought must awaken every day from the material declaration, “I am dead” (dead to joy, dead to inspiration or motivation, dead to the unlimited opportunities for growth or forward movement) “to catch the trumpet-word of Truth, ‘There is no death, no inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor reaction.’” Don’t let anything steal from you the conviction that … “Life is real, and death is the illusion.” (S19) In order to make rapid strides along our path that leads to a full understanding of God, Life and Love, we must “give up [our] belief in death.” (S-23) Seem like a big order? Take it step by step — baby steps at first — and challenge every suggestion that says that good can come to an end. “Because Life is God, Life must be eternal, self-existent.” (S18) No testimony of the material senses changes that fact. And it is our opportunity to exercise spiritual sense in order to see this Life expressed all around us. The belief of death can never stop the perpetual unfoldment of Life — for all, and all things! Be a healing force — choose Life!
Section 5: Jesus is “the Way” [See PS#4 on Peter's successful lecture approach (B16)]
Through his example, Jesus certainly showed us the possibility of experiencing Life that is unstoppable by the imposition called death. We’re told that God anointed Jesus “with the Holy Ghost and with power.” Jesus exercised this power by healing others and responding to the call of God to resist the grave and live! On the Day of Pentecost, Peter told the story of Jesus to all who would listen. And on that day “the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.” (B16) Mrs. Eddy explains what happened that day … and what continues to happen to all who are willing to follow in the way Jesus taught and demonstrated. Consciousness is “roused to an enlarged understanding of divine Science, even to the spiritual interpretation and discernment of Jesus’ teachings and demonstrations, which gave them [to those who heard Peter — and to all who seek to understand Christ Jesus] a faint conception of the Life which is God.” (S26) Resurrection is experienced thought by thought as we stop looking at life from a material basis of the pleasures and pains of sense testimony. Instead, we can look through that mist and perceive the Life that is God and that is constantly supplying us with good and enabling us to see and feel that good. (S27) I love Paul’s words to the Ephesians, telling them that Jesus “led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.” (B17) The Christ, or true idea of God, was fully expressed by Jesus. And this expression of Truth holds captive (confines) any erroneous belief that would try to hold us captive (confine us to a material perspective) —including the fear (or anticipation) of death. Through Christ we receive the gift of God’s grace which washes away the impositions of mortal mind like the waves wash away footprints in the sand. Then we are free to see and experience the reality of the Life that is God.
Section 6: Now is the day of salvation — accept the gift of the grace of God
Jesus didn’t go to some other place — called heaven — in order to demonstrate the possibility of eternal life. He reversed the claims of death and continued to appear in the same “body" as he had before the crucifixion. Although we may not yet be ready to demonstrate Life to this extent, we can move in that direction as we accept the challenge to face down and reverse the lies that come to us every day. We can remain unmoved in the face of sin, sickness, and even death. And, every day strive to prove more and more of the power of Christianity to heal, rather than just talk about it. (S30) It is helpful to measure these proofs according to the tiniest — as well as the biggest — demonstrations. When you’re tempted to feel frightened, sad or angry, and you arrest those emotions rather than give in to them … that’s a demonstration (or proof) of God’s authority. Sometimes we are tempted to focus on what hasn’t been healed — what challenges we’re still facing — rather than acknowledging the light that is breaking into consciousness. In Genesis 1, the first thing God called forth was light. Jesus brought that light to mankind, and allowed us to see the light (or glory — magnificence) of God that is forever shining in our hearts — in the depths of our being — and freeing us from the darkness of mortal belief. (B19) Right now we can experience salvation, (B20 & S28) The Greek word, soteria, or salvation, means deliverance, safety. It also means rescue and health. It’s so tempting to think that if we do this, this, and this (and often we’re not sure what “this” is), then we’ll be safe or we’ll get our healing. We still fall into the trap of thinking that salvation is something of the future — even if we don’t believe that heaven is a place. But, perfection (or completeness) belongs to man now because God is perfect (complete) now. Accept it! Look for it! Rejoice in the fact that this is true! The light of God’s grace removes the darkness, and allows us to see what is — what always has been and what always will be — man made in the image and likeness of God. Christ Jesus demonstrated the way — the path of righteousness — for us. We can follow, step-by-step until we, too, realize that death is the lie that Life has stopped being Life and that man can somehow stop reflecting Life. That’s just not true. And there’s no better time than NOW to embrace the challenge to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and constantly acknowledge the ever-presence of the Christ light as we embrace life to the fullest!
[Warren’s (W’s) PS#1 from Cobbey Crisler’s insights on RR, Psalms 17:15: Find satisfaction and health only in the original!
“Verse 15 of Psalms 17 [tells us] that God’s prescriptions, precisely filled, bring satisfaction. Satisfaction because “we awake in God’s likeness.” But that results first from the prerequisite of “beholding God’s face in righteousness.” That requires us to go back to the theology of Genesis 1 [GT and B1] to comprehend what that means. If we indeed are image, or likeness, and God is the original, the only way we can find out about our nature is to spend our time studying the original. Then we know the image. We also know what’s not the image by studying the original.
Just as Treasury Department experts know counterfeit bills, not because they have studied all the many thousands of counterfeit attempts, from poor work to expert work, but rather, simply study the original and you will know the counterfeit immediately. That’s in a sense akin to surgically removing in a mental way, or taking the purgative cathartic Word of God to remove what does not belong to our nature. Imagine the joy of letting go what has burdened us for so long. It’s part of that darkness that is ignorance, that the light, the laser beam of revealed truth, simply removes, and not painfully at all. It just does what light is supposed to do. It removes any rationale for the existence of darkness.”
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms” by B. Cobbey Crisler
W’s PS#2 from Cobbey Crisler’s insights on Matthew 5.48 (B8) “be ye therefore perfect”
(Verse 48). … "We should be perfect," he said. According to what measurement? How does he regard when he got the revelation from God that Jesus was the Son of God? Did that mean for Jesus that he was the only Son of God? Notice the same relationship goes beyond, to us. Because he said it's a mandate, "Be ye therefore perfect." Why? "Even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." If the original is perfect, the image must be.
Again, we can compare how Moses viewed this. He had somewhat the same to say. But he didn't say it in the strength of the present tense that Jesus did. In fact, in Deuteronomy 18, (Verse 13), Moses is recorded as saying, "Thou shalt be perfect before the Lord thy God." Same point but different tense. Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect."
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax Collector’s Report” by B. Cobbey Crisler
[W’s PS#3—C. Crisler on Luke 7:11-16 (B16): Jesus raises widow’s dead son at Nain
“Were it not for Luke, we would not have had preserved for us one of three recorded times that Jesus raised someone from the dead (Luke 7:11-17). There is a significant fact about the accounts of raising the dead in the Bible. They are not all in the New Testament. The significance is that not all healings made a sufficient impact at the time to have impressed upon human memory the location where it occurred. This is why you will find statements mentioning when Jesus went to a particular village.
However, in every case of raising the dead, from the Old Testament all the way through the New Testament, the human mind was startled by seeing what it accepted as the impossible, occur. This is what is in common about Zeraphath, Shunam, Nain, Capernaum. Bethany, Jerusalem, Lydda, and Troas. They didn't forget where it happened. The details of the healing are particularly sharp.
In this case we have a city called Nain, probably a village as it is today. There is still an ancient cemetery outside the gate. There was a lonely widow at the head of this procession. Jesus, detecting thought again, saw her entire situation at one glance. He came to her and said, "Weep not" (Verse 13). He dealt with the heavy weight of grief on thought, touched the coffin (Verse 14), strictly forbidden under Jewish law, and then said, "Young man.”
Notice the radical nature of that. The only one supposedly there who could not hear was the one Jesus addressed. He must have expected that man's faculty of hearing to be normal. "Young man, I say unto thee, Arise." He doesn't help him either.
Dominion over death is part of that unqualified dominion God gave to man. As a matter of fact, dominion, as a word, as a concept, simply can't be qualified. If it is, you no longer have dominion. (Verse 15,) "He that was dead sat up, and began to speak. Ile delivered him to his mother. "
Also, it might be interesting for you to recall that of the three times Jesus raised the dead, womanhood played a prominent role every time. It was Jesus' compassion and awareness of the thought of this woman that lead him to raise her son. In the case of Lazarus (John 11:1-46), Mary and Martha urgently had requested Jesus to come. In the case of Jairus it was his twelve-year-old daughter (Luke 8:41, 42, 49-56).
These things don't just happen. If Jesus is dealing with mentality, if he is requiring much out of the patient's thought, then there must be receptivity in order to get a result. I think that we can derive a certain conclusion about the receptivity of womanhood, especially on the subject of resurrection. For if you move ahead a few chapters in your thought right now, you will recall there was no man anywhere near the tomb, including those who are reputed to have been Jesus' closest disciples. But the women were there and receptive to resurrection.”
“Luke, the Researcher” by B. Cobbey Crisler
[W’s PS#4—C.C. on Acts 10:34-44 (B16): Divine inspiration at Peter’s 1st Gentile lecture
“Acts 10, verse 34, begins a lecture or sermon to the first group of Gentiles. And the opening statement that Peter makes is one that could be well considered by every denomination of Christianity today… Here Peter expressed his new view of God, that God is no respecter of persons, that God speaks to receptivity. (paraphrased)… This new view of God, of course, leads to this next question: Should man as well be no respecter of persons? This is a tradition-shattering concept… Then he begins to explain to Cornelius and the friends and acquaintances of Cornelius, the history of early Christianity… Acts 10:38 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Of course the word “anointed” immediately identifies Jesus as the Messiah. This is a point that Peter is obviously going to get across to this Gentile audience that would need some instruction in this. And you find in Acts 10, verse 43, he does that by stating that “all the prophets had given witness to the Messiah, namely Jesus.”… As soon as Peter gets into this “Walked to Emmaus” approach, in other words the comprehension of Jesus’ role in the earlier scripture, we find in Acts 10: 44 that “the Holy Ghost falls on all the listeners.” … It wasn’t Peter’s idea that this should happen; it’s at the Holy Ghost’s initiative. This is disturbing to some of those that came with Peter: Jewish Christians. And we will find it becomes even more disturbing to other elements in the church later on, for this is a departure. The question underlying this event is “Should the church be parochial or universal?” Is it simply a sect of Judaism or an outcome of Judaism, or is it the fulfillment of God’s will as expressed in prophecy with its ultimate mission to embrace universal humanity?”
“After the Master What? – The Book of Acts” by B. Cobbey Crisler]
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