“For thine is the kingdom . . . ” – Q&A #6

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

Question: Does man reflect God’s glory?

Answer: All that man reflects finds its source, or cause, in God. Therefore, whatever man seems to achieve that is good or glorious, is made possible because of God. The Bible tells us:

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”  (Matt. 5:16)

“Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he
understandeth and knoweth me.” 
(Jer. 9:23, 24)

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” (I Cor. 10:31)

We also learn in Christian Science:

“The glory of human life is in overcoming sickness, sin, and death. Jesus suffered for all mortals to bring in this glory.” (No 33:23-25)

“Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.” (S&H 516:21)

Man reflects God’s glory, and we should remember this when we are tempted to be overly proud of personal achievements, or sad about so-called failures.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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For Thine - #6

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