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241:1    “Whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth.” He, who knows God’s will or the demands of divine Science and 3obeys them, incurs the hostility of envy; and he who refuses obedience to God, is chastened by Love.

    Sensual treasures are laid up “where moth and rust 6doth corrupt.” Mortality is their doom. Sin breaks in The doom of sinupon them, and carries off their fleeting joys. The sensualist’s affections are as imaginary, 9whimsical, and unreal as his pleasures. Falsehood, envy, hypocrisy, malice, hate, revenge, and so forth, steal away the treasures of Truth. Stripped of its coverings, what 12a mocking spectacle is sin!

    The Bible teaches transformation of the body by the renewal of Spirit. Take away the spiritual signification 15Spirit transformsof Scripture, and that compilation can do no more for mortals than can moonbeams to melt a river of ice. The error of the ages is preaching without 18practice.

    The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and 21destroying sin. Our Master said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

    One’s aim, a point beyond faith, should be to find the 24footsteps of Truth, the way to health and holiness. We should strive to reach the Horeb height where God is revealed; and the corner-stone of all spiritual building is 27purity. The baptism of Spirit, washing the body of all the impurities of flesh, signifies that the pure in heart see God and are approaching spiritual Life and its 30demonstration.

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