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A Little Learning

16 Mar

A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.
Alexander Pope – attributed early 1700’s

This quote which was often hashed around by my dear absent-minded professor Dr. Ellis in 1971 basically tells us if we dabble in a subject, we endanger ourselves into a false humility and state of egotism. On the other hand, if we imbibe into deeper knowledge, we come back to know our real selves.
I am sure you have been to the doctor in the last three years and he or she made a comment about a diagnosis or medication and you went straight home and hit Google. The next day you were babbling out medical terminology and had visions of a stethoscope around your neck and a new diploma on your wall.
Well, go ahead and confess at least to yourself . Ha!

Francis Bacon said something similar to Pope, but he alluded to the fact that  a little knowledge may lead man to atheism, while a fuller helping would lead man to religion. (My interpretation)

I believe God has a fuller wisdom for man. Paul speaks of the secret wisdom that will be revealed to us through the Holy Spirit.
You can Google the wisdom of God and learn, but some things will never come to you through your computer.

Drink deeper!

Read 1 Corinthians Chapter 2 and 3 for a fuller knowledge.

NOW WE DID NOT RECEIVE THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD, BUT WE RECEIVED THE SPIRIT THAT IS FROM GOD SO THAT WE CAN KNOW ALL THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US. 1 Corinthians 2:12

Uh Dr. Ellis …Here is your hat you left in class on Friday!

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Posted by on March 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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