I suppose every workman who is worth his salt cherishes his tools. He knows that if he would be successful he must choose quality tools and learn to use them expertly.
The Apostle Paul was an expert workman in the highest possible field of endeavor. He was a dedicated follower of Christ Jesus, and a successful practitioner of the Science the Master taught and demonstrated. You will recall the counsel of the Second Epistle to Timothy, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." II Tim. 2:15;
The workers—what we might call the practitioners—of Paul's day had few of the finely crafted tools that we are privileged to use. We have the New Testament in its final form and, of course, the priceless writings of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy— plus the spiritual food supplied by our periodicals.