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5 January 2023 ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your…mind.’ Mark 12:30 NKJV

Loving God with all your mind means managing your mind and making the most of it. It means loving God logically and creatively, intuitively, and thoughtfully. Albert Einstein, one of history’s greatest minds, said: ‘The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.’ Downplaying his genius, Einstein said, ‘I have no special gift, I am only passionately curious.’ The Bible says, ‘The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein’ (Psalm 24:1 NKJV). So, your curiosity should be boundless and without limits. The Latin word for ‘education’ means ‘to draw out’ rather than ‘to cram in’. Most academic programmes focus on force-feeding knowledge rather than releasing curiosity. The result? We know some things – but we lose what’s most vital: the love of learning. In one study of a top university, the highest scoring graduates were given their same final exams one month after graduation. All of them failed. When you attempt to cram the truth into your mind, it seldom gets past the short-term memory. And it assuredly doesn’t get into the soul. Sadly, sometimes that’s what happens in church each weekend. What’s the answer? Put God’s Word into practice every chance you get.


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