Weapons of Victory

The victory of David over Goliath, in its proof that the seeming might of materiality symbolized by Goliath was powerless before Truth demonstrated, is a source of unending inspiration to Bible students. Saul, mesmerized by the seeming strength of the material armor and weapons of Goliath, would have armed and protected David likewise, but David refused Saul's armor, for he had not proved it. He said to Goliath, "Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel." We read, "There was no sword in the hand of David," for his full reliance was on God. His weapon was a sling and a stone, and his faith rested in the omnipotence of God.

The true understanding of God is made plain through the teachings of Christian Science, and we too can come into every contest with error "in the name of the Lord of hosts." Every right thought entertained, every reflection of Love, is a potent spiritual weapon. Every understanding declaration of Truth, every treatment, goes forth "in the name of the Lord of hosts;" and no material sword, spear, or shield can prevail against spiritual power. David's immediate victory over Goliath should spur us on to greater efforts to attain the full demonstration of the power of Spirit in instantaneous healing; but, should healing be delayed, no sense of discouragement should be allowed to enter thought. On the contrary, we should grasp more firmly and wield more effectually the weapons which are ours.

October 17, 1931

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