Bold Approach

It was a bold approach, David's running to meet Goliath, but with warrant from an earlier experience. Explaining to King Saul why he felt prepared through trust in God to meet Goliath's challenge, he recounted how he had dealt with a lion and, at another time, a bear that stole a lamb out of his father's flock. "I went out after him," he said, "and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him." I Sam. 17:35;

Who does not wish to be bold? Timidity is a quality of mortal mind, or error, an offshoot of fear, subtle and deceiving.

A young student of Christian Science, living in a large city with dense traffic, needed to learn to drive a car. She had always been timid about mechanical devices, and now fear of her car augmented her terror of traffic. She decided to have driving lessons until she felt mastery of the car in all situations. During the period of learning she had treatment from a Christian Science practitioner to help overcome fear.

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The Pastor's Message
July 24, 1971

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