Reliance on God

In his spiritually mental journey the student of Christian Science finds in the story of David and Goliath an encouraging lesson. The shepherd lad, faithful to duty amidst the dangers of the wilderness, daily proved that divine protection was a sure defense. Hence his faith in God became a natural, positive, steadfast quality of reliance. His willingness and readiness to meet Goliath resulted from his unfaltering trust in the Lord, whom he loved with all his heart. This gave him the strength of courage and wisdom which conquered the boasting enemy.

Goliath's reliance upon material strength, material prowess, material self, had no defense against David's faith in the power of eternal right, the might of Truth.

And so it is today. Sin, disease, death, want, and woe may appear as towering giants, menacing Goliaths. But in proportion to our reliance on God we repeat the victory of David, for "God is no respecter of persons," but is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Steadfast faith leads to spiritual understanding and shows us how to "put on the whole armour of God."

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The True Adventure
November 16, 1935

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