The Sure Word for Today's quotation for the week:
God Will Never Disown me.
The Logician — Part 2.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
John 8: 7 (KJV).
The Lord said, “Come, let us reason together.” The Lord God understands the purpose of reasoning and why it is essential. Jesus said he must leave so the father would send the comforter to teach everything, including reason. ‘Reason’ is a cause for something to happen or the power of your brain to think, understand and engage in logical thought. ‘Reason’ is the capacity to consciously apply logic to seek truth and draw conclusions from new or existing information. It is closely associated with such characteristically human activities as philosophy, science, language, mathematics, and art and is usually considered a specific ability possessed by humans. ‘Reason’ is sometimes referred to as rationality.
When they brought the woman accused of adultery, they gave Jesus the type and kind of sentence they wanted. He had to be patient. They quoted the scriptures, but he must scrutinise the scripture quoted. He refused to allow the scriptural text to cloud his mind and his ability to think rationally. As he examines the scripture they lifted from the law of Moses, he could clearly see their misinterpretation of the passage. He felt that if she was caught in the act as they insist, the man would be caught with her. Yet, they are not presenting the man for judgement.
The punishment prescribed by these mobs was for a betrothed virgin which is not the case in this instance. He began to see how their accusation did not make sense. He understood they were laying a trap for him. He must be brave. He must present a solution that will exonerate him and the woman. He reasoned; he applied logic to seek the truth. The truth will set both him and the woman free. The mob will be free, too, from the shedding of innocent blood.
Jesus practised critical thinking. By practising critical thinking, you can solve problems and come up with new and creative ideas. Critical thinking will enable you to analyse these ideas and adjust them accordingly. Reasons are the pillars of the mind. Make your reasons better than your excuses. Stop making excuses.
All Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the HOLY BIBLE unless otherwise indicated.
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