Friday, August 13, 2010

Thinking Rightly

I was reading a blog post from today. It was speaking on the power, importance and significance of our intellect. A lot of us might be under the impression that it is a bad thing to seek knowledge. That somehow in our quest for 'answers' we must surrender the mysteries of God. But this is not the case at all.

God created us to be logical thinkers. He gave us the mental capacity to question and dig deeper for truth. A quest for knowledge does not contradict faith. In fact a true quest for knowledge strengthens faith. The important thing to remember is that we are called to think to the glory of God. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Our goal in seeking knowledge should not be to replace our need for God or his mysteries. Instead, the goal of our thinking should be to discover more of the mysteries of God, and the greatness of his creation. All of creation is a reflection of God's glory and intelligence. As we look deeper into the world we live in, this should in turn strengthen our love, respect and reverence for the greatness of the God we worship!

As John Piper put it in his post:

Without God as the highest value of education all thinking becomes futile and dark and sordid.

Romans 1:20-21,28 - Although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened . . . Since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct.

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