The power to learn

One of wonderful things about us is that each of us is given the marvelous equipment for learning, knowing and remembering. It seems a hint that this is a world in which one must know things if he’s going to live in it successfully. Knowing one’s way around in such a life as this is no small matter. The cortex of the brain is our thinking equipment, but of what use with the power to think be if there were no means to feed into it things to talk about; data as we say? This has to be attained through the sense experience – what we see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Each of these so called senses has its areas of the brain cells specialized to deal with the particular kind of stimuli it sends in for sorting, reference, and reporting to the cortex for decision and use.

We also have brain cells that serve as a vast filing system. Facts and thoughts are stored there, something like sound being engraved on the photograph record or a tape recorder. There every mental experience is ready to be taken out and played over again whenever desired. This is memory. The human cranium is not very large, but it has room for all those specialized cell areas; and we are told that there are so many of these filing card cells that no person ever uses more than perhaps a third of what he has.

This means that we come into this world with the mechanisms for learning, knowing, and remembering a standard equipment. Knowledge is power. With it we are equipped to meet situations that would otherwise be too much for us. Knowledge is freedom. One is free to do as far as he knows. Without our highly specialized power to learn we could not know, and without knowledge we would be in chains. The reason why so many people are in mental and spiritual chains is because they refuse to capture the knowledge of the great most high God from his Bible. They refuse to take out time to learn. Many times we see people with a one hundred word, limited vocabulary. They know nothing yet they can correct everyone around them. For many lacks and shortcomings are there excuses. Many human frailties seem almost impossible to overcome, but for two there is no excuse whatsoever. No one needs to be dirty, and no one needs to be ignorant. The antidotes to both these things are within reach of all. Whatever your condition may be, there are within your reach some facilities for learning truth. Where ever you are, you can somehow manage to become acquainted with facts and to gain wisdom by relating these facts and interpreting their meaning for your life. Use these powers constantly, persistently, and faithfully. Gradually your consciousness will expand. Trust God.

Heb 8:12  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Heb 10:17  And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
2Pe 1:3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Exo 31:3  And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
Exo 35:31  And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
2Ch 1:10  Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
2Ch 1:11  And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
2Ch 1:12  Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
Job 34:35  Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
Pro 1:7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Pro 2:10  When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Pro 8:12  I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Pro 9:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Eph 1:17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Col 1:9  For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Col 2:3  In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Jas 3:13  Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

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