Signs of Intelligence In the Bible

There are many signs of intelligence including some of these

Set A

Luke 10:38-42   

 Summary:      Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying.  Mary sat listening to the Lord while Martha (Mary’s sister) did work. Martha wanted Mary’s help to do the jobs, but she was listening to Jesus.  Martha asked Jesus to tell Mary to help her do her work but Jesus tells her that Mary chose the best choice, to listen to Jesus.

Answer:    Mary sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying.

 

John 11:5-6  

Summary:    Lazarus grows ill and Jesus stays with him for 2 days while Mary and Martha leave.   Answer:    Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus and when he found out that Lazarus was ill he stayed for 2 days because he didn’t want to be left alone. 

 

John 11:5-6  

Summary:  Martha went to see Jesus and Mary stayed home, and was then upset with Jesus because Lazarus had died.         

Answer: Martha’s faith in the lord is based on her relationship with Jesus because she believes that if Jesus was with her brother he wouldn’t have died, and she had faith that if he stayed he wouldn’t have died.  Lazarus dies and Martha believes if Jesus stayed, he would still be alive.

Set B

Exodus 4:10-17

Summary: Moses talks to the Lord telling him that he is slow in speech and tongue with the lord responding that he shall be his mouth and tell Moses what to say.  Moses didn’t believe he could do this so he asked the lord if he could send somebody else, this angered the Lord and the Lord asked him if he should send his brother Aaron and why Moses shall be the mouth.

Answer:  Aaron’s role in this passage was to be the voice of others, Aaron the Levite is a fluent speaker who speaks – 

 

Acts 8:26-38 – 

Summary:  An Angel from the lord comes and talks to Phillip and the Angel tells him to go south to the road that goes from Jerusalem to Gaza.  Phillip went thereafter he had been talked to. Meanwhile, there was an Ethiopian eunuch, who was in charge of the Ethiopian queen’s entire treasury who came on a chariot to speak the prophet of Isaya to the queen. Then the spirit tells Philip to join the man sat on the chariot.  He does and asks if he understands what he is reading. He responded with “How can I unless someone guides me.” and invited Philip to sit beside him. They continued to read the prophet. Philip tells him about Jesus and they went along the road and find water that prevents him from being baptized so Philip baptizes him.

Answer:  The two people in this story are Philip and Ethiopian eunuch. The eunuch was baptized because Jesus was allowing him to. 

Set C

1 Samuel 16:23p

Who calms Saul and how?

David calms Saul by playing the Lyre.

2 Chronicles 5:11-14

Summary:  Priests and musicians gathered to share in the art of music to show their faith in alternative means

Answer:  Before the presence of God fills the temple, the people all gather in song and prayer together to show the Lord their devotion and faith. 

Set D

John 1:3-9 – Jesus is described as the beginning of life and all-new creation. Without him, nothing would have been created. There would be no light to overcome the darkness.  John was sent by God to prove to people that Jesus is true.

Mark 13:24-27 – Jesus describes the world in chaos, with the sun going dark. Then said he would come in his glory, and bring light back to the world. If you are in the dark, Jesus can bring the light back. 

Ezekiel 1:4-28 – Ezekiel uses images to help understand God.  Ezekiel explained what he saw. He told about the four creatures,  that they had four different heads, and they had 2 wings each. He said they walked in a line with their wings touching and went with the spirit, never turning. Ezekiel also explained about the clouds and wind the creatures were surrounded by.

 Summary John – John is telling us if we didn’t have God that the world would have not been created and there would be no creation. There would be no light and no darknesses just plain old nothing.

Summary Mark-Mark is telling us if we need light look to God because he is the glory and the light of our sky which will shine if you want God to make the place bright.

Summary Ezekiel- Ezekiel is telling what creatures may have God created. The answer is God created every living thing and owns everything in the world.

Set E

Exodus 18:13-27 

Summary:  People came to Moses to inquire about God. When they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person or another and I make known to them the statutes and instructions of God. His father-in-law helped him.

Answers:

What is Moses’ problem?

Moses’ problem is that he can’t inquire about people about God by himself, so he needs help from other people.

Who helps him solve it in a logical step by step way?

Moses’ father-in-law helps him solve it this way.

 

John 11:16

Summary:  Thomas said to his disciples `Let us also go, that we may die with him.’

Answers:

Who has a very matter-of-fact attitude?

Thomas has an attitude like that.

What does he say?

Thomas says, ‘Let us also go, that we may die with him’.

 

John 20:24-29

Summary:  Thomas wasn’t with his fellow disciples when Jesus came to them.  When they told Thomas about it, he didn’t believe them. Thomas said that he would have to see Jesus in his own eyes, touch his hands and his side to believe.  Jesus appeared in front of him, and Thomas believed.  

Answers:  Whose need for proof does Jesus understand and accept?

Thomas’s need for proof was understood and accepted by Jesus. 

Set F

Luke 5:4-11

Question:  When does Peter first begin to understand Jesus? 

Answer: Peter started to understand Jesus when Simon and Peter pulled the nets full of fish into the boat and the boat started sinking.  Peter fell to his knees, saying that Jesus shouldn’t help him because he had sinned. Jesus said to Peter that he was forgiven and that He can teach them about His forgiveness. 

Summary: The reading is taken from the well-known story of  

Matthew 14:24-33

What does Peter do when he sees Jesus? 

Jesus appeared to the disciples and said, “Take heart, it is I, do not be afraid”  Peter then answered Jesus and said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water”. Peter did not react the same way as the other disciples that saw and feared Jesus.  Instead, Peter answered Jesus’ question and said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” Jesus then said, “Come.” As Peter got out of the boat, he then started walking on the water and came towards Jesus. While Peter was walking towards Jesus, Peter noticed a strong wind, and began to sink he then cried out to Jesus, “Lord save me!” Jesus then immediately reached out his hand and caught him. Jesus then said “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”. When Peter sees Jesus he answers and follows him out onto the water. 

Matthew 17:1-8

What does Peter suggest in this passage? 

Peter suggests that these mountains are a great place to be, so he says he can make three dwellings for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah.  Peter suggests that these mountains are a great place because the sun lights up Jesus’ face like lanterns, and Jesus talks to them shortly after his clothes became dazzling white.

 

John 13:3-10

What does Jesus do?  How does Peter respond?

This passage is from the time around Jesus’ Passion.  Holy Thursday; when Jesus and His disciples are having the Last Supper in the upper room.  Jesus presents himself to his disciples as a servant and washes their feet in a basin. When Jesus offers to clean him, Peter responds stubbornly, stating that unless Peter washes Jesus’ feet, Jesus can have no share with him.  Simon Peter continues to say that if Jesus is to clean His disciples, He should not only wash his feet but also his hands and his head.

Based on these passages, which of the intelligences does Peter often use to understand and respond to Jesus?

Based on these passages, I can infer that Peter responds to Jesus with interpersonal intelligence.  Interpersonal intelligence is knowledge derived from social interaction and relationships with other people.  In the first passage, Peter displays great humility, but Jesus forgave Peter and offered to teach Peter of his great forgiveness.  This tells us that Peter knows Jesus would have some form of response to his actions, thus further confirming his knowledge of interpersonal intelligence.  Passage two further develops Peter’s responses to Jesus. We read of Peter’s response to Jesus’ pleas for him to come out onto the water with him. Peter comes as Jesus commands him.  In passage three, Peter recognizes the presence of others and offers to make dwellings for them. Passage four shows another act of Peter’s humility, telling Jesus that his feet, hands, and head all need to be washed to really be clean.

Who does Paul talk about as he tries to explain law and grace?

Set G

Romans 7:14-23

Who does Paul talk about as he tries to explain law and grace?

Answer: Paul talks about himself and his members when explaining his inner conflicts regarding law and grace.

Summary: Paul explains the inner conflict within himself regarding what he wants to do, and how he wants and graces conflict or coincide with the law.

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Question:  What does Paul say helped reveal the power and the Spirit?

Answer:   Paul revealed the power and the spirit by going to the people and saying to them that he decided to know nothing among the people except Jesus Christ, and he was crucified.  He then tells them his speech was not with plausible words of wisdom but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power.  So that faith is within the power of God.

Summary: Paul went to the people and told them that he decided to know nothing among the people except Jesus Christ, and he was crucified.  He then tells them his speech was not with plausible words of wisdom but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power. So that faith is within the power of God.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Fill in the blanks: Paul understands that in his _____ that God has given him is visible.

Response: Paul understands that in his weakness, the power that God has given him is visible.

Summary: The thorn sent by Satan to Paul is meant to bring out his weakness; weakness being the state in which power is perfected, as stated by God in the passage.

 

There are also many signs of intelligence in these passages including

  • 2 examples of the importance and/or value of musical intelligence
  • 3 people who are word smart
  • 2 people who use logical intelligence
  • 2 people whose understanding of Jesus is rooted in the intelligence of relationships
  • 1 person who is self smart
  • 3 passages that rely on spatial intelligence
  • 1 person who uses physical intelligence to understand Jesus.

 

Here they are

  • 2 examples of the importance and/or value of musical intelligence are in 1 Samuel 16:23 including David when he played music to calm Saul, and in 2 Chronicles 5:11-14  when the people gather in church and join each other in song and music to praise the Lord.

 

  • 3 people who are word smart are Aaron the Levite in Exodus 4:10-17, who was sent by God to be the voice of others, the Lord Himself in Exodus 4:10-17 getting mad at Moses for questioning him in set B, and lastly, Mary who sits and listens to the words of Jesus to understand him in John 11:5-6.

 

  • 2 people who use logical intelligence are Moses’s father-in-law in Exodus 18:13-27, and Paul in Romans 7:14-23 in set G.

 

  • 2 people whose understanding of Jesus is rooted in the intelligence of relationships are Martha in John 11:5-6 , who believed that if Jesus stayed her brother wouldn’t have died.  Another person is Thomas in John 11:16, who’s intelligence for relationships was displayed when he suggested that all the disciples go with Jesus to be crucified in set E.

 

  • 1 person who is self smart is Mary in Luke 10:38-42 in set A, and Paul in Romans 7:14-23.  Paul displays intrapersonal intelligence through his seemingly expansive understanding of his own self, his inner conflict, the knowledge of how the law affects him personally, and of how what he wants to do in life sometimes conflicts with the law.

 

  • 3 passages that prove spatial intelligence are in Acts 8:26-38 with Philip traveling and seeing the spaces conceptualized by his spatial intelligence. In set B,  Luke 5:4-11 on Peter’s boat in set F, and Matthew 14:24-33 also in set F.  

 

  • 1 person who uses physical intelligence to understand Jesus is Thomas from John 20:24-29 in Set E.  Physical intelligence meaning how Jesus had marks on his hands, feet and side.

Commandments of the Church

Today I learned that there are more than just the 10 commandments of the church but it turns out there are also 5 more commandments.  The first commandments are what everyone can find but the other five aren’t as known as the ten. The five other commandments are: 

you shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor, meaning you shall attend the church on holy days and rest from doing lots of labor. 

You shall confess your sins at least once a year.

You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once during the Easter season.                                                                                                                                        You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church, and, you shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.

All of these commandments make sense in my mind. These “Commandments of the Church” I’m sure you’ve heard at least once before. 

On the first commandment, it tells you about the holy days of obligation in the church. There are many of these holy days but almost all fall on Sundays except for two, Christmas and The Solemnity of the Mother of God on January first.

Fr. Joy’s First visit

Today was the first day that the grade 9’s of St. Jerome met Father Joy.  He talked about many things in the forty minutes he had.  In fact, he talked much more than just religion but he also talked about his past, where he’s from, how he came to Canada and he talked some about India.  Father Joy also taught a breathing exercise to keep you focused.  Father joy is from the Indian province of Kerala with a population of about 35’000’000 people and the continent is only 2/3 of Nova Scotia.  He also talked about his sister who is a nun who works in a pediatric hospital.  He also talked about the other continents and their languages.

We talked about healthcare in India and education in India.  He is the replacement for Father Roger because he left to another church.  He also used to be at St. Theresa in Edmonton but he is now, here at Holy Name Parish, Vermillion.

Motivations

Another day another Myblueprint survey.  Today’s survey was about motivation and the types of jobs you should look for.  I found that I should look for a job that makes me feel like I’ve achieved something or where I should use my skills or abilities.

I think this is a fair enough survey because of many things.  I like to use my skills to create and make myself feel happy, I like to feel achieved. For example, when I was playing UNO with maybe 15 people and it takes about 1 and a half hours and I got on UNO and forgot to call it and when it got back round to me I won.  I like to feel achieved, and glad to be first or second. I like to put in my hardest effort and skill into my assignments to feel achieved.

here is my visual of my motivations

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Knowledge

Another day another survey,  my blueprint to be exact. Today I took another myblueprint survey but today’s subject was knowledge telling me about which subject areas I have a finer capability of doing.  

 The first career it told me about myself is computers.  I agree with this in all my days because I like to figure things out on computers, use computers, attempt to code, and I like to design 3 dimensional.

The other job it told me to do was creative arts.  I can relate and I do think it is quite accurate because I like to doodle, digitally animate, create silly photos on computers.  I also like to try and make my photos in my head into reality.

The last subject area it suggested to me is physed.  I also agree with this subject because I like to run, play many sports, try and stay healthy, and just do activities.

 

The Ten Commandments

  1. I am the LORD your God:

you shall not have

strange Gods before me.

You shall have only have the Lord your God.

  1. You shall not take

the name of the LORD your God in vain.

You shall keep the Lord’s name in proper situations

  1. Remember to keep holy the LORD’S Day.

You shall not forget about the Lords day.

  1. Honor your father and your mother.

You shall not disrespect parents.

  1. You shall not kill.

You shall preserve human life

  1. You shall not commit adultery.

You shall honor your spouse

  1. You shall not steal.

You shall use your own things instead of taking others.

  1. You shall not bear false witness

against your neighbor.

You shall tell the truth all the time

  1. You shall not covet

your neighbor’s wife.

You shall be grateful for your spouse

  1. You shall not covet

your neighbor’s goods.

You shall be grateful for the things you have not your neighbors.

My Interests

Today I did a survey on myblueprint.  it tells me that I am a person who is artistic, and I create photos in my head that I make into reality.  I agree with this.  It also says im a hands-on worker and I turn my ideas into reality.           Here is a visual of my results

This proves the point that I turn my ideas into reality.  It also lets you know that I enjoy 3d editing and art.

the tenth comandment

The Tenth Commandment thy shall not covet anything of thy neighbors means that you shall not want anything of the neighbors like a neighbors wife or tv or house. Most of the time it is the people who are poor in spirit who covet because they believe that they need that certain thing to be happy.  Also the people who are poor because they want to come out of their situation in which their poor.  You are allowed to want money or things that you want but you can’t want something or trait that your neighbor has. We can help by giving to the poor.

My Personality

I have a lot of personality traits that make me, me as you can see in the rest of this post.

 

In my first column, I am just past the center meaning I’m about 50% of each, this means I am both judging meaning I am thoughtful, organized, logical and perceiving meaning I am open to new information and I keep my opinions open.

In my next column, it is decision making.  As you can see I’m about 50% of both here too.  In thinking, I like to do well based on the criteria and I focus on the final product.  In the feeling column, I take in account of circumstances and how it affects people and i am caring.

For my final column, information gathering.

This includes sensing and intuition.  For me the sensing is true that I am focused, detail focussed,  and I organize ideas.  For intuition, I see big-picture ideas and I’m inventive.

 

 

My Learning Styles

My learning styles are very mixed, I have all three learning styles including 35% visual, 35% kinesthetics, and 29% Auditory learning.

One of my learning styles is visual meaning that I like to see what I’m doing, read instructions, and read over schoolwork, books, and read theory. I believe that I’m a visual learner because of my reading, and being able to do as told if I see it.

In my other learning style, kinesthetics meaning I like to move and do my assignments by doing activities. I can understand this because I am always moving. I also like to get up and do my questions by hand. I don’t move around in class very much but I do enjoy getting up every once in a while.

Of course auditory learning. I don’t think I am much of an auditory learner than visual and kinesthetics because I don’t enjoy following instructions through somebody telling me, I prefer to read it from the page because it can sometimes get confusing. I am however still an auditory learner because I like to listen to audiobooks and read along and also listening to music.

I can understand why this may be, I always have felt like I’m a mix of every learning styles. I am mostly always moving, I prefer to read by myself and not with others, and I Listen for instruction.