The Fourth Commandment
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy”
Question: Is our Sabbath day of rest anything like heaven?
Answer: Yes. Heaven is harmony, as Christian Science teaches. Harmony is when everything is in agreement, and is peaceable. So, harmony would be part of our reflection of God, and part of our relationship to Him and His creation.
“There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality — to have no other consciousness of life — than good, God and His reflection,
and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses.” (S&H 242)
“HEAVEN. Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.” (S&H 587)
“To reach heaven, the harmony of being, we must understand the divine Principle of being.” (S&H 6)
“Christian Science, rightly understood, leads to eternal harmony.” (S&H 338)
“Through divine Science, Spirit, God, unites understanding to eternal harmony. The calm and exalted thought orspiritual apprehension is at peace.” (S&H 506)
Do you see that our sense of heaven can be found in our own understanding of God? If you turn to Him in prayer when you need to see harmony in your daily life, you will find a sense of peace — a Sabbath day — that will bring healing.
Practice: Today, ask God to help you see that heaven is right here and now.
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume One: The Ten
Commandments” Copyright 2001)
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