Faith, Understanding, Achievement

The prophet Isaiah wrote, "Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!" In the one hundred and forty-sixth Psalm we read, "Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help;" and, "Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God."

Mary Baker Eddy said in a letter to a branch Church of Christ, Scientist (Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 152, 153), "Exercise more faith in God and His spiritual means and methods, than in man and his material ways and means, of establishing the Cause of Christian Science." This saying can be applied with equal helpfulness to those who today are seeking to establish the reign of righteousness, peace, and justice in the world. They need to have more "faith in God and His spiritual means and methods," and not to depend entirely or exclusively on "man and his material ways and means."

April 18, 1942

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