An Approved Workman

The counsel of Paul to Timothy to "study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" is applicable to the Christian Scientist of to-day. One who would be of service to mankind should make himself an instrument for good as Paul has said.

Jesus, we are told in Hebrews, "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." From this statement we may learn that there is no fault in being tempted, rather does the wrong lie in submitting to temptation. Jesus did not yield to the tempter, but without hesitation refused admittance to anything that he knew did not proceed from God, divine Mind. When offered ease and the power of worldly possessions in return for his worship of and consequent subservience to materiality, his "Get thee hence, Satan," was direct and unequivocal. He did not temporize with erroneous suggestion, no matter what manner of disguise it assumed, or how aggressive it appeared. In like manner evil comes to us for consideration, and it is our duty to reject it without parley even as the Master did.

The Invitation
February 28, 1931

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