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Here are Cobbey Crisler insights on some citations for “God the Preserver of Man”
(the Christian Science Bible Lesson for December 10, 2017)
Hope you enjoy them! Warren Huff

[FYI: CedarS Met(aphysica)l Application Ideas for this week
from Rick Stewart will follow as soon as possible]

Warren’s (W’s) PS#1—Cobbey Crisler on Psalm 121:3, 8 (RR & B16), no off-hours for our Preserver:
“Psalm 121, Verses 3 and 4. Let’s remember that the Bible tells us that the Great Physician has no off-hours; “He that keepeth thee will not slumber.” There are no busy circuits, no vacations, no fully booked calendars. You can get right to God, and there is a security system built in Verse 8*, “The Lord shall preserve thy going out* and thy coming in* from this time forth, and for ever.”
Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms by B. Cobbey Crisler

*[W: Psalm 121:8 is annually a key citation for CedarS Express. We all apply it in affirmation of divinely-safe arrivals and departures when hundreds are travelling to and from CedarS from all over the world.]
**[A Warren’s wordplay offering: “Psalm 121.8 establishes a helpful divine basis for those seeking right relationships and supply. “You can rest easy that it’s God who cares for your “going out” (or dating) and who provides for your “coming in”(or in-come) forever!”]

W’s PS#2—Cobbey Crisler on Psalm 36:6 (B3)—beasts preserved also (fish and rabbits respond):
“Let's not leave out veterinary medicine as far as God is concerned, because the statement is made here, “You preserve both man and beast." Perhaps some of you have heard this story. It's a very moving one. It was reported to me by someone who is in the audience today. About the illustration of God's love and care for what we would call an animal or beast. In this case, it was a goat. The female goat was having difficulty in giving birth to its kid. The pain was so obvious that the owner of the farm on which this goat was roomed and boarded felt so deeply about what was happening that she seemed to [go] all to pieces emotionally. She canceled everything else she had to do except very priority appointments, and stayed in the stall near that goat. The plaintive cries and the appeals to help only seemed to break down the defensive mechanism … as in a condition of virus. Finally, in that kind of desperation that has always held out some hope for man because we've given up every other exploration of alternatives, she said this, "Dear Father, please show to this one of your lesser ideas Thy love and Thy care in a way that they may understand." That brought a sense of peace so that the concern and worry were not as paramount. As she sat there, the door of the barn was open slightly, in the crack came a rabbit. The rabbit wasn't at all concerned by the presence of a human, went right by her to the stall to the goat and began to lick the face of that goat and kept licking and loving, licking and loving. Then after the rabbit had fulfilled its assignment—it was a divine assignment—that rabbit came through prayer—it left and the goat stopped its cries, and got vertical, got well and had the kid without any after effects. That kind of song in our hearts answered directly, “Thou preservest man and beast.” How we could utilize those thoughts! That wasn’t quoted from the Psalms but it was based on a revealed fact that came from a joyous heart. The rabbit responded. Like the fish responded when Jesus needed tax money (Matthew 17:27). These are potions from God’s dispensary.”
Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms by B. Cobbey Crisler

W's PS#3—Cobbey Crisler on citation B14, Matthew 8:14-16, Jesus proves his words by his works:
"(Verse 14. We come to the third healing [in Matthew's series of 10 of Jesus' proofs of his Messiahship by his works after the Sermon on the Mount. It is the healing of] Peter's mother-in-law. To have a mother-in-law, Peter had to be married. Peter had a wife. It's on the Sabbath day, too. But does Jesus consider women that important? Would he break the Sabbath for a woman? One may think that he might for a man. But would he do it for a woman? He does. Whatever business he had in Peter's house, he puts all aside and gives priority to the mother-in-law's needs. Despite the fact that it was the Sabbath. (Verse 15). He heals her of fever. [W: So much, for the supposed length and severity of the flu these days—as well as for its being communicable… "and she arose and ministered unto them."].
(Verse 16). "Many came, when the even was come to be healed." Why the evening? Because then the Sabbath is over and they could all come without any fear of recriminations from the Jews.”
Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax Collector’s Report , by B. Cobbey Crisler

W’s PS#4—Cobbey Crisler on Psalms 34:20 (B18), the healing and the preventative arts.
“Psalm 34: 19 We have the therapeutic and the prophylactic. We have the healing and the preventative arts. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” That’s the therapeutic power of God. But it goes even a step further in Verse 20, “He keepeth all his bones.” That means “He guards or protects all his bones, not one of them is broken.” That’s an example of the prophylactic, or the preventive, power of God’s therapy.” Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms by B. Cobbey Crisler

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