"And him only shalt thou serve"

[Written Especially for Young People]

It is but natural that the young Christian Scientist, confronted with the task of choosing a career or of selecting a life-work, should ask himself, Which way lies success?

Many will tell him that success lies in the acquisition of wealth, in the possession of material things, in the attainment of material power, position, prestige. "Be good and you will be dull" is a modern rendering of an old proverb; and the young Scientist, if he is not alert, may be deceived by this specious suggestion, which, though it wears a modern dress, is as old as mortal thinking. It ran this way in the Bible allegory, in which the serpent offered to Eve the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil: "God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."

This Be My Praise
March 17, 1934

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