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From the January 1919 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The attainment of spiritual understanding, with the accompanying power to demonstrate harmony which comes to those who gladly surrender worldly attractions for higher interests, is a subject frequently commented upon in the Old Testament. The entire teaching of Moses may be said to be based upon this important question; for he was continually picturing to the wavering Israelites the blessings which would be theirs if they renounced self-will and fleshly impulses, and lived in accordance with the spiritual demands revealed to him for their guidance.