A great spiritual thinker, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer...

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A great spiritual thinker, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" that intelligence "is the primal and eternal quality of infinite Mind" (p. 469), and Webster defines intelligence as "the faculty of understanding."

An outstanding example of a man who turned to God in his search for this "faculty of understanding" is found in the story of Solomon. I am sure that most of you are familiar with the Bible narrative of how Solomon, the young Hebrew prince, upon his accession to the throne of his father, King David, was asked by God what He should give him. Solomon replied, "Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad." This answer pleased God and God told Solomon: "Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour."

From a letter dated 1898
August 22, 1936

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