Bearing False Witness

THE Psalmist says, "Open Thou my lips; and my mouth shall forth Thy praise." When a Christian Scientist, having an eye single to the glory of God and with the evidence of the spiritual senses before him, opens his mouth to talk, it is to say something of worth. Truth has so educated him in the new tongue of Spirit, that he testifies to things spiritual, to things of harmony and health. Because his thoughts are on the side of Spirit, his affections pure, and his motives good, his words and deeds are right, and he becomes a channel through which Wisdom is expressed.

"Thou shalt not bear false witness." When we testify to matter's discordant conditions, to the changeable phenomena of material sense, we are bearing false witness, for we are trying to make a lie the truth. Our weight is thrown, not on the side of divine Mind, but of matter. We are thus giving added force to a lie which is already believed by universal mortal thought, by all who are not instructed in the Science of Being.

The True Wealth
November 13, 1902

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