The Bible, greatest and most searching of all histories, discoursing on the spiritual and human evolutions of mankind, recognizes the power of valor. It places on record the valor which displays great physical courage, but always it brings home the lesson that mortal valor is broken and flees when confronted with the valor inspired of God. Thus did the prophets of the Old Testament seek to inspire their people with the consciousness that in the measure of their faith in divine power and direction would their enemies be conquered. The Old Testament describes many campaigns, but victory was assured only when the name of the Lord was on the lips and in the hearts of those who fought. So clearly did the Psalmist recognize this that he ascribed wholly to God, not to the people, the glory of victory. Thus we read, "The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly."

As men recognize that the valor which conquers is not of sense, but of Soul, they are aware that it is expressed not only in great crises, but in the daily faithful stand, seen or unseen, taken on behalf of Principle. The valor of Christ Jesus was evidenced in every fearless, dynamic statement he made; in every healing he performed, blazoning forth the futility of the carnal mind, which sought to ridicule and frustrate him; in every step bringing him nearer to the final violent assault upon his human life.

June 20, 1942

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