In warning his disciples of approaching upheavals and of the persecutions they would have to face as his followers, Christ Jesus at the same time reassured them, saying, "I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist."

The Christian Scientist is faced with the subtler, unseen persecutions of material sense, persistently suggesting fear, resentment, defeatism of some kind in his consciousness. These suggestions are the unseen mental adversaries, which can neither "gainsay nor resist" the vitality of spiritual understanding and the might of wisdom.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" wisdom is referred to as an attribute of God. In associating this quality with each of the synonyms for God, our sense of wisdom is greatly enriched, and we readily endorse Solomon's statement, "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom." Whoever learns to express the security and poise of divine wisdom finds the fetters of anxiety, sin, and suffering dropping away.

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