God's Work and Man's Work

One Christian Scientist who was earnestly seeking to live by the truth set forth in Science and Health, found a sentence in the book that seemed difficult of comprehension. "Your true course is to destroy the foe, and leave the field to God" (p. 419). This seemed puzzling to her, for if the foe were destroyed would not the field be won?

One day an incident occurred that disturbed the student greatly. It was a case of injustice, and it seemed proper to be indignant, even though the indignation destroyed her harmony. Then to her mind came the words, "Destroy the foe, and leave the field to God." Suddenly she understood their meaning. Her foe was whatever took her out of the kingdom of heaven; and she could not dwell there while entertaining a sense of annoyance which was a tacit acknowledgment of a power opposed to God. The justice or the injustice of the case did not lie in her hands; that was God's business. Her part was to destroy her own belief in a foe and leave the situation to God.

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