Watch

Throughout the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings we are perpetually enjoined to watch. Sometimes those who have had the privilege of demonstrating much of the happiness and harmony which are the birthright of man may be lulled by the enjoyment of these very privileges into carelessness, forgetting the warning in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 564), "The serpent is perpetually close upon the heel of harmony." We cannot afford in the present state of the world's progress to forget this for a single day; for it is in unguarded moments that erroneous suggestions creep into our thought.

These suggestions vary with every circumstance and with every individual; and to turn them out whenever they appear is work for which we must always hold ourselves in readiness. If we can indeed realize the unlimited power of good and the powerlessness of evil, if we can really feel assured of the truth of the apostle's saying that it is God which worketh in us "both to will and to do of his good pleasure," then we can invariably prove the nothingness of the apparently self-assertive error of evil suggestion, under whatever guise it may appear.

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