"Making wise the simple"

When Solomon prayerfully asked for wisdom instead of riches, he gained not only what he desired but such an abundance of material wealth that for centuries he was considered one of the world's richest men. His clear discernment of substance as intelligence or Mind,—a spiritual apprehension of the eternity of good,—and his disregard of matter, is expressed in his admonition, "With all thy getting get understanding." Paul saw the folly of material accumulation when he admonished us to be rich in good works and to trust, not "in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy," and Mrs. Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 307), "God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies."

Christian Science, when correctly applied to business problems, furnishes the only reliable and permanent adjustment of situations resultant from discordant beliefs about business. Entirely mental in its operation it corrects what "eye hath not seen." It goes to the bottom of all trouble and removes effects by beginning with cause, and hereby proves that there is but one cause, the one creator, God. The business world is a cradle of unrest because of false beliefs, false education and custom, false ideals. The tendency to cling to old methods is so fixed in human belief that when truth is presented as a corrective, error would if possible say as of old, "Let us alone."

A Just Peace
July 19, 1919

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