True Wisdom

In the ninth chapter of Ecclesiastes it is written, "The righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God." Then, in the same chapter, perhaps by way of illustration, the following narrative is given: "There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city." To the student of Christian Science this Scriptural gem definitely points to the importance and power of godly wisdom, which triumphs over all phases of evil.

In the world today, time and tremendous effort are expended on acquiring material knowledge, some of which has appeared to benefit mankind, but much of which has been definitely detrimental. The study of the body, its diseases, defects, and reactions, instead of destroying fear and sickness, has tended to increase them. In this connection Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has written in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 196): "If materialistic knowledge is power, it is not wisdom. It is but a blind force. Man has 'sought out many inventions,' but he has not yet found it true that knowledge can save him from the dire effects of knowledge."

Prayer for Victory
November 22, 1941

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