Multiple Signs of Intelligence in the Bible Part 2

  • 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.

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

Multiple Signs of Intelligence in the Bible Part 1

Question 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 2 days because he didn’t want to be left alone. 

 

John 11:5-6  

SummaryMartha 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 speak – 

 

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 16:23 

  Summary:  Whenever the evil spirit came upon Saul, David played the lyre to calm him.  

Who calms Saul and how?

Answer:  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 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’s 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

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 in a stubborn manner, 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 intelligence 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.

 

 

Set G

Romans 7:14-23

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

 

1 Corinthians 2:7 – 10

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.

Commandments of the Church

If your a member of the Church there are some commandments that the Church encourages you to follow. Number 1 being, You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days and rest from servile labor. Holydays in the Church means that you are expected to go to Church. Also, take a rest from work and recreation according to the third commandment.

When your apart of the Church they say that you shall confess your sins. What that means is you go to confession. Confession is where you go to the Church and tell the priest your sins or what you’ve done wrong. Confession is not a bad thing and the reason for confession is because the Lord can forgive and the priest blesses you so you’re forgiven.

The 3rd Church commandment is you shall receive the Eucharist at list once during the Easter season. The Eucharist is when the priest blesses the wine and the bread that you receive when you go to Church.  For a person to be eligible to receive the body and blood of Christ, you have to have your first communion. The reason you should take it during the Easter holiday is that our Father God sacrificed his life for us on the cross. That is why it is so important to take the Eucharist during the Easter season.

During the holidays in the Church your required to fast. Fasting is where you give up food and water for a few days or 24 hours. The Church requires fasting because Jesus had to live in the desert for 40 days without food and water.

The last commandment of the Church is you shall help provide for the needs of the Church. This means the members of the Church are obliged to help prepare the material for the ceremony or for the mess. These are the 5 commandments of the Church and they are all very important.

Father Joy’s first visit

Today I met the new priest of our Catholic Church. His name is father joy, he will be teaching us about God. Before father Joy came to Vermilion he was in Edmonton working at St. Theresa, Catholic parish. Father Joy is from India, and he moved to Canada in 2017. Kerala is where Father Joy is from. Kerala is the southeast part of India and they have a population of 34.8 million. Now Kerala is a smaller province then Nova Scotia and they almost have the same population as Canada, Kerala is a province in India. Canada has a population of 37.06 million. Now imagine 34.8 million people living in 1 province, that to us would be crazy!

In India, they don’t have a health care system. When you get hurt in India you have to pay, and let me tell you it would be pretty expensive if we had to pay every time someone needed to go to the hospital. Father Joy’s sister always knew his dream of becoming a priest, and she always encouraged him to pursue that dream. Father Joy’s sister is a nun. If you don’t know what a nun is it is, a member of a religious community of women, especially a cloistered one, living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Fathers sister is a Pediatrics nurse. A pediatric nurse works with young kids.

In India, you have to pay for your education. You have to pay for your education because India is not a wealthy country and that is how they make some of there money. Father will be a great leader and will teach lots of us on how do be a better Christian. I can’t what to get to know him better.

Motivations

I have many motivations as I am deciding what to do with my life. I have many achievements and I would love to have many more in time to come.  I am a very hard worker, I have to work hard to have success. When I am achieving a goal of mine I look at some of the good things I have done so far. I look for many opportunities in my life to be achieving a goal of mine.  One of my goals is getting good grades in school. Now I don’t need 90 but a good grade to me is in the ’70s. I try very hard in school and the hard work seems to be paying off which in my books is an accomplishment.

I like to be independent a lot of the time. To me, if I am independent that means I am doing the work my self or tasks my self and the result is all on me whether good or bad. If I’m having everyone else but myself do the work, really the final result is not mine. If you want something it’s up to you to get it, not your friends or anyone else but you. If I am independent I feel good when I accomplish a task because it feels like a belong what I have just done.

I am a person who wants to be nice to everyone and try to be friends. If I see someone that is upset I feel bad for them and ask if they need help or if they’re okay. Many people in today’s society are not more caring for others and only have respect for themselves. I like helping others if they are having a hard time and hanging with friends. I try to cooperate with all of my peers so we can get to know each other better.

I am a person who uses tools that they are given so they have a better chance of success. I like when someone is there to help me so I can do better and they guide me and teach me tricks on how to solve or accomplish a task. I have teachers and parents who support me well I am going through a hard time or having a hard time doing an activity or homework they are always there to pull me back up on my feet. Which is a great motivation to try and never give up.

Knowledge

I have a great understanding of what profession I would like to join, it would be Education or a Fitness trainer. I think I would be good in that profession because I love sports, and always being active. I may not be the best in the four core subjects but I am really strong in Gym, which is why I think I would excellent in Physical Education. From what I know about my self now and what I want my life to be in the future is to help young kids to get better and their sporting skills so I can help them get to the next level. Sports when your young are simple but as you get older they become more complex. When your older you as a player is to know your opponent’s weaknesses and their skills so in a way you need to study your opponents. As your playing the game you need to be thinking if it comes to me what am I going to do with it. I strongly believe that I would be.

To be a Gym teacher or a Fitness trainer you need to be in shape. To be in shape it doesn’t just mean eat healthy foods, it means to eat healthily and run, lift weights, be active. As someone in the physical health profession, you can’t be afraid to push your students or tell them they need to work harder. I can tell you I wouldn’t have a problem telling someone they need to be more active because if they don’t you good have problems down the road.

Business is not for everyone. You have to do what is best for your business, you have to think is this going to help the company in the long run. Well ask youe self a question, are you making a profit from it? Now I am not talking about right when you buy something, but will it make you more money then what you paid for it. Well, the answer to that question is probably yes. The reason it will make you money is that the value in it will go up which means when the value goes up things become more expensive when things become more expensive that means you can sell them for a higher price then what you originally paid for it.

In business, you have to be smart with your money. You have to do your research and see if what you are going to buy is going to make you money or if it’s going to cost you. Now a good investment is land. The reason land is a good investment is because every year prices are going up. Now if you own a lot of land and don’t want to farm it anymore you don’t have to but don’t sell it that is the worst thing you could do. My opinion to you would be rent it out because that way your still making money off the people who are renting it. This is why I think I would be good in both of these professions.

The Ten Commandments

1. I am the LORD your God:
you shall not have
strange Gods before me.

Only have 1 true God in your life.

2. You shall not take
the name of the LORD your God in vain.

You shall be careful about how you use Gods name.

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

You shall not forget the lords day.

4. Honor your father and your mother.

You shall not yell our swear at your mother and father.

5. You shall not kill.

You shall preserve others lives.

6. You shall not commit adultery.

You shall respect your peers.

7. You shall not steal.

You shall respect peoples belongings.

8. You shall not bear false witness
against your neighbor.

Making false accusations about your neighbors is wrong.

9. You shall not covet
your neighbor’s wife

Respect your neighbor’s marriage.

10. You shall not covet
your neighbor’s goods.

You shall respect your neighbor’s items.

Interest

I have lots of different things I enjoy to do. I love playing sports such as hockey, baseball, volleyball, basketball, and badminton. Lot’s of people that know me might think I just like sports but I have lots of other interests. Every summer my whole family goes on a fishing trip in northern Saskatchewan, and let me tell you we have a blast. We are away from 5 days when we going fishing and we sleep in a cabin, 10 people in 1 cabin! Now I love spending time with my friends usually when I am with my friends I like playing sports with them. Sports is a huge part of my life because it helps me calm down if I’m mad. I enjoy playing board games with my family we have some pretty good laughs. Those are my interests.

10 Commandment

God says to help the poor. There are lots of ways to help the poor, and people in today society don’t give up enough to help the poor.  People who are wealthy can give money to the poor which is good but money sometimes is not quite enough. The poor are not just looking for the money, they need support. Instead of giving the poor money volunteer at a soup kitchen show them that you care. As Luke says the poor have done there suffering they will get into heaven but people that are wealthy they have to do more then what they think, help the poor. Even if you can’t help the poor be there to comfort them. Each month our students at ST. Jeromes should donate 2 dollars and we could give that to the poor or hold a supper once a year to help the people who are hungry. Our community could drive around and over to feed the poor. Our Country should help the poor get help because some of them can’t effort to get help or have a mental illness and don’t think they need help.

Personality

So my personality. Well, I like to joke around a lot and always love having fun, but that is not my whole personality. I’m a person who doesn’t like to put things off. I like to get my work done and when the work is done then that is when I like to have fun. I am a very honest person I do not like to lie, I am not good at lying. I am a really good listener.