Each individual realizes within himself freedom to obey of his own volition the commands of his worldly superiors; freedom to honor others, to love those of like mind with himself; to “fear God” (or understand the inevitability of divine law), and to “honor the king” (or render due respect to those in authority over him). He showed them the stamp of Caesar's face on the coin, signifying that the coin was identified with temporality and should be respected for what it was worth, but that we should not forget to put the thought of God into our monetary transactions. 12:2And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard. In what does blessedness largely consist? Can the law of divine love be described? What habit of life makes a man blessed? Transcribed by Tracie Louise on 11-04-2013. When the consciousness is saturated with love, it overflows into body and affairs and brings harmony into every hitherto discordant condition. Love is the binding, joining force of Divine Mind. This was flattery meant by His questioners to disarm Jesus and trick Him into a direct answer to the question that followed it. A commandment is not the edict of a king or lawgiver, which all men are bound under penalty to obey, but a statement of axiomatic truth. It is considered first negatively, then constructively. James for a Metaphysical Bible Study tomorrow, Wednesday at 6:30pmCT (via zoom, link below). Did Jesus call special attention to God's part in finances? Love is the great unifying element. The Lord said unto my Lord, Why did it not succeed? Why is God the God of the living but not of the dead? Thus he prospers and unfailingly fulfills his destiny. Personality delights in making a show of giving. In this case they represent man's external religious thoughts, which are “not far from the kingdom of God,” but which at the same time are not aware of that kingdom. What is the result of faithful meditation on the divine law? Download Unity Bible Lessons (1895-1965) PDF file, Mark 12 Metaphysical Bible Interpretation, African American Leaders in Unity to 1989, https://s3.amazonaws.com/truthunity/assets/books/unity-bible-lessons/mark-12.pdf, Steps to annotate the Fillmore Study Bible. 12:3And they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, Nor standeth in the way of sinners, Nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers: 1:2 But his delight is in the law of … What do the two great commandments stated by Jesus include? 22:1 And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel. Faith in the reality of the spiritual kingdom is our first clear duty in the inner realm. Yes. The statement. Jesus was a teacher of the law and the prophets, and He held that they are capable of fulfillment here and now. for the seven had her to wife. Audio, video, text and teachers for students of classic Unity teachings In what two ways is life considered in this lesson? On the human side our love is developed through family and friendship relations, but in the regeneration we set up love activity through direct concentration upon the idea, “Divine Love, manifest thyself in me,” with the attention fixed at the heart or solar plexus centre. Could the suggestion of Jesus “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's” be carried out literally? In Truth, what is prayer? Such ability is marvelous only to those in sense consciousness. The law of divine love is such a transcendent thing that words describing it seem flat; but words used in right understanding will quicken the soul in love, and we should not despise them. After the love consciousness has been established in us, what should be our next attitude? How do we evidence the fact that we love others as we love ourselves? Jesus' behest, “Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one,” in reality is a drill in concentration. After the love consciousness has been established in us, what should be our next attitude? The inner life, or one’s own deepest nature, is the field in which the Christ Spirit must be first cultivated. All the real thoughts (Israel) are commanded to dwell upon God, the one presence, one power, and one intelligence. Why was the scribe “not far from the kingdom of God”? What did Jesus consider the supreme rule of life? In this dictionary, Mr. Fillmore's interpretations, which have appeared in Unity magazine and in other Unity literature from time to time, have been used. 12:8And they took him, and killed him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard. 36:2 Joahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. Question: I am starting to study the Bible along with Unity principles and would like to know which you use the most for reading and metaphysical study. We should make love the basis of all our relations, especially our relations with those persons and things that are nearest to us, that is, our “neighbors.” In this way we shall fulfill the law of God and demonstrate divine harmony within and without. 5 talking about this. Evil must therefore be dissipated as chaff before he wind. If we love the things of sense or materiality, we become attached to them and lose the ability to enter into the untrammeled realms of Spirit-Mind. The thought of God as a great king in a place called heaven makes just such a material image in our thought realms, and we grow to believe in and worship such an imaginary Being, instead of the true God, who is Spirit. Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. Why is one commandment greater than another? In consciousness Caesar represents the tyrannical rule of the personal will unmodified by spiritual love and mercy and justice. When we seek divine wisdom in this matter, we find that it is one's higher self that one must love, in order to bring it into expression in one’s life. 1:4The wicked are not so, They did not comprehend the source of His understanding, therefore they were unable to grasp the fact that He could reply truthfully without laying Himself open to prosecution at the hands of either Romans or Jews. He has no right to take the law into his own hands. “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets and stoneth them that are sent unto her.”. To love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength requires concentration of a high order and complete devotion to the spiritual ideal. “The fruits of the vineyard” represent the perfection of God expressed in the character of man. Explain Jesus' words, “Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” The sense man has many gods; his thoughts are scattered. Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Malachi Chapter 3 Metaphysically Interpreting Malachi 3:1-7 3:1Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant, whom ye desire, behold, 1:6For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous; What point is brought out in the the progressive action indicated by the words “walketh”, “standeth”, “sitteth”, and by “scoffers”, “the wicked”, “sinners”? Persons who become overzealous in religious observances are apt to treat with contempt temporal laws and conditions. The entire substance of the Mosaic law. In what respect are the wicked “not so”? This one-of-a-kind volume presents the esoteric meanings of names and people, places, key words, and phrases found in the Bible. The servants who were sent for the fruits of the vineyard represent the spiritually illumined thoughts in man’s consciousness. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a pit for the winepress, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country. If we wish to contest the validity or equitableness of a tax, we should follow the procedure provided by law for that purpose and abide by the decision arrived at. Metaphysical Bible Study Guides (MBSG) Unity Bible Lessons (1895-1965) Ed Rabel 1976 New Testament Lectures: Ed Rabel: Basic Self Knowledge (Video) The Bible and Eternal Punishment: 2017 Metaphysical Bible Gathering Sponsors: 2017 Metaphysical Bible Gathering Attendees: This Generation Shall Not Pass Away (Fillmore) Introduction to The Fillmore Study Bible: 2016 Metaphysical Bible … In today’s lesson what does the man who planted the vineyard represent? Explain the parable which Jesus quoted from Psalms 118:22-23: “The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; This was from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes.” That Christ is the stone rejected by the builders is almost universally accepted. He said, “Render ... unto God the things that are God's.” The secret of a harmonious life is to balance God as Spirit and God manifest, both in one's thoughts and acts. His teaching that eternal life is the life of the Spirit, not that of the flesh. True giving is measured by the love and substance and faith that the giver puts into the gift. The chosen course of those whose desire is always to do right. What does the fact that these two sects or classes were set on catching Jesus in heresy signify? 12:1And he began to speak unto them in parables. 38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. is founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ. What does the vineyard represent? Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms 117 Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 117:1-2 117:1 O praise Jehovah, all ye nations; Laud him, all ye peoples. 12:25For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as angels in heaven. To love Truth with all the heart, soul, mind, and strength is to do away, once and forever, with all that is not true in the life. What is the chief teaching that Jesus gave in the text of this lesson? Prayer is a means of connecting man with source, in order that he may know wisdom and use it in his life. Go here to see the team of people who transcribed these Bible lessons.    And it is marvellous in our eyes? Truth students look to perceive, by direct perception with God-Mind, the Divine Ideas that are being expressed in all things, all people and all events. Even the immediate followers of Jesus, His disciples, did not understand the great work He did in resurrecting His body. Unity’s metaphysical approach to Bible study helps us to see every person, place, thing, and event in Scripture as an element of our own consciousness. Old established religious beliefs make men jealous of the accepted order, intolerant of new truths untried by them. In what way is the one who meditates on the divine law like “a tree planted by the streams of water”? Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 01-26-2014. What is the divine will, where ignorance and foolishness are concerned? The Bible names that had not appeared in the lessons published in Unity … “Ye therefore shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.”, What do the servants who are sent for “the fruits of the vineyard” represent?