The Daily Meditation 08.17.2013 

The Law Is No Respecter of Persons (James 2:1-11)

Ernest Holmes, Our Founder


James speaks of being convinced of the law as transgressors. He does not say that god is convinced we are transgressors, but that’s the law is convinced. This passage is filled with meaning. God is natural Goodness, Eternal Freedom, and pure Loving – kindness. But the Law is a cold, hard fact, returning to each the result of his own acts, be they false or true. The Law is a neutral, but an intelligent, force — a doer and not a knower. All of law is all of the same nature.

When we do wrong, the law punishes. When we do right, it rewards. Everything is according to law and order; this is the only way the universe could function. If our thought is all of God, or Good, we shall be using the law in the right way. When our thoughts and acts are opposed to God, or Good, we transgress and are punished. “There is no sin but a mistake and no punishment but a consequence.” In like manner, Emerson tells us “there is no sin but ignorance,” and this is true, for if we knew the truth, we should not misuse the law.

The law is no respecter are of persons and will bring good or evil to any, according to his use or misuse of it. It will be a law of freedom to the righteous and one of bondage to those who misuse it. We cannot escape from the creative power of our thought and there is no use in trying to do so. All we need to do is to use the law from the right motive, then we shall be made free.

Ernest Holmes “Science Of Mind” Page 500

Ernest Holmes, Founder of Religious Science and Author of “Science Of Mind”

 Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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  • Angela,

    Your Welcome! Have a great weekend!

  • Great post on the law is no respecter of persons.  So true.  Thanks for sharing.  Liked and Shared/

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