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JEALOUSY OVERCOME BY DEVOTION

In the second commandment, it will be recalled, God is represented as declaring (Ex. 20:5), "I the Lord thy God am a jealous God." Referring to this Biblical passage, one woman remarked to another that she considered it strange that the word "jealous" should be used in describing the nature of God. Whereupon the speaker's young son, who had overheard the remark, said, "Why, Mother, that just means that God doesn't allow us to worship anything but Him."

The mother was grateful for the clear thought of the boy, who was a pupil in the Christian Science Sunday School. Later she looked up the word "jealous" in a dictionary and found that one definition given was "exacting exclusive devotion." Exclusive devotion, she reasoned, is a divine demand, not a human.

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