The Reward of Obedience

[Of Special Interest to Youth]

A YOUNG student of Christian Science, who loved her weekly Sunday school lessons, often had the desire to become a member of The Mother Church. But something had stood in her way. Like Eve, she had listened to the serpent of material sense. It had suggested to her that some of the false pleasures which she saw her friends apparently enjoying, were fun. Like the old serpent in Genesis, who said, "Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil," so evil's suggestions whispered: "It won't do any harm to try it. You are missing something—and besides, you want to be sophisticated and know everything! They will think you are a poor sport if you don't do it too!"

Yes, her friends all seemed to be having a wonderful time. So this Eve also became mesmerized by the appearance of evil's fun and pleasure, and she tried the fruit.

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