Wisdom Is . . .

There are certain pillars which have been established as the unshakable supports of the Faith of God. The mightiest of these is learning, the use of the mind, the expansion of consciousness, and the insight into the realities of the universe and the hidden mysteries of Almighty God. To promote knowledge is an inescapable duty imposed on every believer of God.

God has endowed man with reason that he may perceive what is true. If we insist that such and such a subject is not to be reasoned out and tested according to the established logical modes of the intellect, what is the use of the reason which God has given man?

The eye is the organ of sense by which we view the world. Hearing is the faculty for distinguishing sounds. Taste senses the properties of objects such as bitter or sweet. Smell detects and differentiates odors. Touch reveals attributes of matter and perfects our communication with the outer world. Yet, the circle and range of perception by the five senses is exceedingly limited.

But the intellectual faculty of man is unlimited in its sphere of action. The eye views details less than a mile, but the intellect can perceive the far East and West. The ear may hear tones at one thousand feet, but the mind of man can detect the harmonies of the heavenly spheres as they swing in their courses.

All religions teach that we must do good, that we must be generous, sincere, truthful, law-abiding, and faithful. All this is reasonable and logically  . . . the only way in which humanity can progress. Consider what it is that singles man out from among created beings? Is it not his reasoning power . . .  his intelligence? 

The distinction which man enjoys above and beyond the station of the animal is due to this paramount virtue. It is a bestowal of God. It is not material . . .  it is divine. By intellectual processes and logical deductions of reason, this super-power in man can penetrate the mysteries of the future and anticipate its happenings.

All created beings embody the potentiality of material perfection, but the power of intellectual investigation is a higher virtue specialized to man alone. Other beings and organisms are deprived of this potentiality and attainment. All blessings are divine in origin but none can be compared with this power of intellectual investigation which is an eternal gift. All other blessings are temporary, this is an everlasting possession.

The investigating mind is attentive and alive. The callous mind is deaf and dead. Therefore seek with diligent endeavor the knowledge and attainment of all that lies within the power of this wonderful bestowal. This is the bestowal of divine idealism, the crown adorning human heads. We must thank God for this bestowal, for these powers He has given us, for the crown He has placed upon our heads.

God has bestowed the gift of mind upon man in order that he may weigh every fact or truth presented to him and judge whether it be reasonable. Consequently, how can it be said to oppose knowledge? Knowledge is the most glorious gift of man and the most noble of human perfections. To oppose knowledge is ignorant, and he who detests knowledge is not a man, but rather an animal without intelligence.

For knowledge is light, life, felicity, perfection, beauty and the means of approaching the Threshold of Unity. It is the honor and glory of the world of humanity, and the greatest bounty of God. Knowledge is identical with guidance, and ignorance is real error.

Happy are those who spend their days in gaining knowledge, in discovering the secrets of nature, and in penetrating the subtleties of pure truth! Sad are those who are content with ignorance, whose hearts are gladdened by thoughtless imitation, who have fallen into the lowest depths of ignorance and foolishness, and who have wasted their lives!

Advertisements

Tags:

About W.H.A.T.!™ Women Helping Affirm Themselves!

The W.H.A.T.!™ Women Helping Affirm Themselves! Monthly Pocket Planner has no dates . . . only monthly positive affirmations and weekly goals. The planner is the perfect size to fit in a tote or purse to carry everywhere! Along with weekly grids, there is also space for "W.H.A.T.!™ Notes" . . . pages to journal your goals and a website to share your thoughts. The W.H.A.T.!™ Monthly Pocket Planner hopes to create a blueprint designed to build self-esteem through positive insight and practical information. The goal is to establish monthly discussions to help others with similar concerns discover solutions. W.H.A.T.!™ is for the benefit of all who have triumphed successfully over life's challenges. Copyright © 2012 W.H.A.T.!™. All Rights Reserved About the Authors: Ms. Elaine Aiken-Riley is a Director of Career Services at a community college. She has worked as a mentor, counselor, and adjunct. She received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education. With over twenty years of counseling experience, she helps students to look beyond their limitations and to build on their strengths. Her belief is: "The better we prepare ourselves, and the persistence we maintain in reaching our goals, the better we can become." Mrs. Vanessa Logan, Co-Founder of W.H.A.T.!™ Women Helping Affirm Themselves! is a Human Resources Manager with over 15 years experience. As a human resources specialist in the U.S. Army, she was recognized as the first enlisted private to receive an Army Commendation Medal in her battalion because of her exceptional customer service. After her enlistment; she earned two Associate degrees, a Bachelor's degree, and a Master of Business Administration degree. Vanessa loves participating in community events and is committed to personal spiritual growth and service to others.

Speak On It . . . Please!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Vincent Egoro

Vincent Egoro - Shares Personal Improvement, Love, Motivational Messages and Quotes, to inspire you to live your greatest Life...Every day!

Get Connected

The support blog, to help you achieve YOUR health and wellness goals!

The Great Groceries Cart

A Blog by Sparkle Markets

Grow up proper

A raw view on life

The Better Man Project ™

a journey into the depths

Touch of Insanity

Different is Beautiful

ericjohnbaker

clawing at the keys

undeaddad

explorations of mindful fatherhood

Walnut Cottage

My Beech Creek way of life~

"TAP YOUR NEIGHBOR"

Worship In Spirit And Truth

Joaynn510

THERE'S VICTORY IN MY SMILE BECAUSE I KNOW THE LORD WILL MAKE A WAY SOMEHOW!

W.H.A.T.!™

Women Helping Affirm Themselves!

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: