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Series 2 - Lesson 11 - Annotation 13

Series 2 - Lesson 11 - Annotation 13

Why is it important to take the right attitude toward the so-called judgments of the Lord?

13. In our freedom to think, we consciously or unconsciously (ignorantly) make our own concepts, and by the law of mind action they in turn bring results that correspond to the character of our thoughts — pleasure when we are in harmony with spiritual law, but pain when we transgress spiritual law. These results are termed the "judgments of the Lord." They point out the exactness of the action of the law of our being (our Lord, the Christ, or I AM) in bringing to us the fruits of what we have been thinking and feeling — "like begets like." Scripture tells us, "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether" (Psalms 19:9). These operate as the divine law of justice to bless us when we take the right attitude toward them, and are obedient to the law of our being (the I AM, the Christ).

To assume an attitude of defiance to the "judgments of the Lord" if they seem harsh as a result of our own adverse judging is only to increase our difficulty. The power lies with us to think, feel, act discerningly, harmoniously, and righteously. When we understand that by meeting and overcoming inharmonious experiences in the right attitude of mind we are working with the laws of God, and that the "judgments of the Lord" will bring only good, we shall move further along in the unfoldment of our spiritual life.

Preceding Entry: What results follow resistance to judgment? What is chastening?
Following Entry: What line of thought will overcome fear of these so-called "judgments"?