You’ve probably heard the saying- knowledge is power. If you wish to be knowledgeable then educate yourself. Educating ourselves; and by this I mean learning in the widest sense, gives us a sense of achievement, a sense of awareness, a sense of power. It can open our minds and help us to be more sensitive to the needs of others because we know more about their situation, their condition, etc.
We are taught in the scriptures to learn or study out of the best books. Those books that can teach us spiritual truth – the scriptures, are vital to our spiritual development.
“You have not applied your hearts to understanding; therefore, ye have not been wise”Mosiah 12:27
Abinadi, rebuking the priests uttered the words above, reminding us that we can be wise by understanding not only with our heads but with our hearts too.
How do we feel about something we have heard or learnt or studied. I remember attending a school open day where the head mistress said – “we educate the whole child”. This is a great goal. If we want to educate our whole self, we need to be educated – physically, intellectually, emotionally, linguistically, socially and spiritually. This way we can gain understanding, and once we gain understanding we will be hungry for more knowledge.
“Oh remember my son [or daughter] and learn wisdom in thy youth [and always], yea learn in thy youth [and adulthood ] to keep the commandments of God”.Alma 37:35
By Sandra Pratt, President of the children’s Primary Organisation, Woodsetton Ward