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Wisdom Thoughts

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Unreasonable and absurd ways are truly an offense to God. – William Law

God is a god of reason as well as revelation. Because of the Bible’s nature, serious study is needed to grasp what it says. In fact, Peter once said that some of Paul’s writings were intellectually challenging, hard to understand, and easily distorted by uneducated and unstable people. The Bible has a lot to say about wisdom and reverence for God. Reverence alone will not bring wisdom. Wisdom results when a respectful heart is united with a disciplined mind. Knowledge is the fruit of study, and knowledge is necessary for wisdom.

Some think that faith is opposed to or should be separate from reason. Some argue that human intellect is fallen, depraved, darkened, and blinded, and therefore human reason is irrelevant or suspect when it comes to becoming or growing as a Christian. However, according to Carl Henry, “training the mind is the responsibility of the home, the church, and the school.”

CITE: Moreland, J.  Love Your God with all Your Mind, Colorado Springs, CO. NavaPress, Inc.

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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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