"Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?"

"Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?" (Psalms 24:3.) It was the Psalmist who asked the questions—questions which every Christian Scientist is putting to himself. And the Psalmist answered them in a way which every follower of the Master knows in his heart is in accordance with the best in Judaism and the best in Christianity: "He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully."

Christian Science wholeheartedly endorses the words of the Hebrew seer. Every student of Christian Science realizes how lofty are the aims which they set forth; how they call for obedience to the First Commandment—"Thou shalt have no other gods before me"—as the way to holiness; how they demand steadfast adherence to every righteous precept. He who would "stand in his holy place" must have "clean hands, and a pure heart"—must be morally upright because of the innocency of his thought. He must eschew the vanity of deceit, refusing to be beguiled by the specious arguments of material sense.

Divine Direction
March 25, 1939

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