Wisdom

"NO wisdom is wise but His wisdom," is the manner in which Mrs. Eddy expresses herself in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 275) as to mortal mind's claim to wisdom. So did Paul when he said, "The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." There is only one true wisdom: it is the wisdom of infinite Mind. Every other claim to wisdom is not wisdom; every other claim to understanding is foolishness. The so-called wisdom of this world is founded on the experience acquired through the corporeal senses. It is generally a jumble of human theories and opinions. Leaning thereon, mortals can experience no security; their desires can find nothing satisfying. Confusion attends their varied activities; and in their lives is manifest the fruitage of a deluded judgment. Such is the type of wisdom the Preacher had in thought when he declared, "In much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow."

On the other hand, what a bulwark of strength it is to know that as children of God we are heirs to His wisdom; as His offspring, we are governed only by that infallible, divine intelligence which brings harmony to our lives, and imparts tone to our physical as well as spiritual well-being. In the light of Christian Science, the Master's rebuke of Martha was, indeed, significant. "Thou art careful and troubled about many things," he said. "But one thing is needful." What is that one thing upon which all other things are contingent; and what else could Jesus have meant than the wisdom of God? For if we have it we have every other thing of which humanity is in need.

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