Lesson 156

“I walk with God in perfect holiness.”

Today’s idea but states the simple truth that makes the thought of sin
impossible. It promises there is no cause for guilt, and being causeless
it does not exist. It follows surely from the basic thought so often
mentioned in the text; ideas leave not their source. If this be true,
how can you be apart from God? How could you walk the world
alone and separate from your Source?

We are not inconsistent in the thoughts that we present in our
curriculum. Truth must be true throughout if it be true. It cannot
contradict itself, nor be in parts uncertain and in others sure. You
cannot walk the world apart from God because you could not be
without Him. He is what your life is. Where you are He is. There is
one Life. That Life you share with Him. Nothing can be apart from
Him and live.

Yet where He is there must be holiness as well as life. No
attribute of His remains unshared by everything that lives. What lives
is holy as Himself because what shares His life is part of Holiness, and
could no more be sinful than the sun could choose to be of ice; the
sea elect to be apart from water, or the grass to grow with roots
suspended in the air.

There is a Light in you Which cannot die, Whose Presence is so
holy that the world is sanctified because of you. All things that live
bring gifts to you, and offer them in gratitude and gladness at your
feet. The scent of flowers is their gift to you. The waves bow down
before you, and the trees extend their arms to shield you from the
heat and lay their leaves before you on the ground that you may walk
in softness, while the wind sinks to a whisper around your holy head.
The Light in you is what the universe longs to behold. All living
things are still before you, for they recognize Who walks with you.
The light you carry is their own, and thus they see in you their
holiness, saluting you as Savior and as God. Accept their reverence,
for it is due to Holiness itself Which walks with you, transforming in
Its gentle Light all things into Its likeness and Its purity.

This is the way salvation works. As you step back, the Light in
you steps forward and encompasses the world. It heralds not the end
of sin in punishment and death. In lightness and in laughter is it
gone, because its quaint absurdity is seen. It is a foolish thought, a silly
dream, not frightening, ridiculous perhaps, but who would waste an
instant in approach to God Himself for such a senseless whim?

Yet you have wasted many, many years on just this foolish
thought. The past is gone with all its fantasies. They keep you bound
no longer. The approach to God is near. And in the little interval of
doubt which still remains, you may perhaps lose sight of your
Companion, and mistake Him for the senseless, ancient dream that
now is past.

“Who walks with me?” This question should be asked a
thousand times a day, till certainty has ended doubting and
established peace. Today let doubting cease. God speaks for you in
answering your question with these words:

“I walk with God in perfect holiness.
I light the world, I light my mind and all
The minds which God created one with me.”

Britney Shawley added:

The light in you is what the universe longs to behold. All living things are still before you, for they recognize Who walks with you. The light you carry is their own. And thus they see in you their holiness, saluting you as savior and as God. Accept their reverence, for it is due to Holiness Itself, which walks with you, transforming in Its gentle light all things unto Its likeness and Its purity.

This is the way salvation works. As you step back, the light in you steps forward and encompasses the world

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