"The hearing ear, and the seeing eye"

In Proverbs it is written, "The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them." This passage of Scripture has often been construed to mean that the so-called material senses of sight and hearing are produced by God since He is supposed to have made all that the material senses comprehend. When, however, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, gave to the world her textbook on Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," a more spiritual and enlightened interpretation of the Scriptures was gained by those who studied her teachings faithfully, and who thereby were able to approach them understandingly.

On page 123 of the textbook Mrs. Eddy writes, "Divine Science, rising above physical theories, excludes matter, resolves things into thoughts, and replaces the objects of material sense with spiritual ideas." If in accordance with the spirit of this quotation, we understandingly replace the objects of material sense, namely, the material ear and eye, with spiritual ideas, the meaning that the writer evidently intended to convey is clear.

Be Yourself!
July 24, 1943

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