Examinations Promote Growth

[Of Special Interest to Young Men and Women]

Paul , in sharing his understanding of God with his co-worker Timothy, wrote (II Tim. 2:15), "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." Paul himself knew the value of faith, receptivity, obedience, and self-discipline, but he wanted Timothy to grow strong also through the testing of his own faith.

Situations that test our faith are presented to each one of us hourly, and our alertness to their demands determines our progress. Examinations are only an intensified search to discover either our real character or our state of thought. Have you ever dreaded examination time and awaited the results with fear and trembling? The writer has, and she would like to tell of how an examination changed the course of her life.

She had attended a Christian Science Sunday School from an early age, gaining a theoretical understanding of this Science but not consistently putting it into practice. While a pupil in Sunday School, she sat for the examination for her general certificate of education, which contained several subjects that she disliked.

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May 9, 1964

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