Now for the Sowing of Righteousness

In the book of Proverbs we find practical wisdom, and that balanced statement may well be considered to-day which says, "The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward." People say that the war is over, but truly the warfare is not ended. Mortal minds tried to establish control over mankind by cruelty and force. They have been thwarted, but the same designs are still actively cherished. The reliance will now be upon subtlety attempting to use a man's better qualities to entrap him. Force tries to make fear its ally in order to make weak the righteous man. When he shows moral courage and will not fear, the next trick is flattery, which professes to admire courage and honesty and greatness, and tries to make it appear that punishing the criminal is cowardly, that demanding back the spoils from the thief is exaction, and that unwillingness to grant general condonation is evidence of a narrow mind. Thus would hypocrisy try to fetter the hands of the righteous man.

The great apostle rejected the accusation that he walked in accord with the flesh. Though living in the flesh, his warfare, Paul said, was not carnal, nor were his weapons those of the flesh with its subtle reasonings, theories, enchantments, and mesmeric beliefs. He recognized that the weapons not carnal were nevertheless effectual through Spirit in pulling down the strongholds of error, "casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."

The potency of metaphysics is its unfolding of real causation. Mortal mind invents and imagines many potencies and a multitude of alleged causations, and seeks to involve individuals in its network of influence and intrigue. At a time when the right way was clouded and the clamor of argument was loud in the land, and subtlety was active, Mrs. Eddy said (Miscellany, p. 278): "Let us have the molecule of faith that removes mountains,—faith armed with the understanding of Love, as in divine Science, where right reigneth. The revered President and Congress of our favored land are in God's hands." In view of similar conditions in the world, every Christian Scientist must strengthen himself and the cause of righteousness by remembering that clear statement in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 379): "The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind."

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