The handicap of being smart

It’s hard for a smart man to enter the kingdom of heaven. That’s not directly stated in the Scriptures, but it’s true nevertheless.

We remember that Jesus said, “It’s harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle.” I have thought that “smarts” or intellectualism is equally as much of a hindrance as riches are to going to heaven.

The Gospel does not lend itself to pleasing the materialistic proclivities of man. Not to influence, not to nobility, not to strength, not to wealth, and not to intellectualism. Continue reading

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In looking for people to hire, look for …

In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.

Warren Buffet, American financier (b. 1930)

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The function of education is to teach on…

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights leader (1929-1968)

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