"Ask of God"

We have been asked to republish an editorial which appeared under the above title in the Sentinel of Oct. 14, 1911, and this we are glad to do. Mrs. Eddy has taught us in Science and Health and her other writings how we may "ask of God," and we cannot be too often reminded that this is the one thing which Christian Scientists should do in every time of need. The editorial was as follows:—

As we study the writings of Mrs. Eddy we cannot fail to note that she is continually admonishing Christian Scientists to turn to God, to seek divine guidance in each and every problem that presents itself, rather than to depend upon fallible human personality. This divine guidance is what she ever sought for herself,—she could say with the psalmist, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."

It was, therefore, but consistent with Mrs. Eddy's own practise and faith, when her students, recognizing in her the one who had set their feet in the heavenly way, sought to make her their conscience, to place upon her the burden of decision as to the right or wrong of any question, that she should remind them of the counsel of St. James: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him;" that she should strive to turn their gaze heavenward, to seek of God.

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Faith and Works
February 21, 1914

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