Light has always been a symbol of wisdom and God’s revelation in the Bible. Spiritual light is a powerful force that can guide us through life. Assisting you in developing a sense of purpose, direction, and meaning. However, without corresponding intellectual development, this light is rendered ineffective. If you want to grow and evolve into your best self, you must combine the two. Your quest for spiritual enlightenment will lead to intellectual development. You will need to improve your discipline. There will be a need for formal education as well as a never-ending commitment to learning.
It is appealing to consider biblical characters, especially prophets, as people with little to no formal education. But this is not the case. According to Acts 7:22 (NIV), “Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.” Daniel was educated in Babylonian language and literature for up to three years. Some biblical character research will reveal that education has always been important. The Bible’s most powerful and influential people were well educated for their time. Spiritual insights can be used more effectively with a disciplined body and educated mind.
It is time to evolve our understanding of spiritual growth. Proper spiritual growth must be considered to include more than prayer and fasting. You should add reading, thinking, meditation, and planning to the list. It is not enough to pray and fast. We must also get an education, seek knowledge, and engage in meditation. The Bible encourages us to think and meditate. You should be able to make superior plans. And have the discipline to follow through on your plans. This all-encompassing approach to spiritual development allows us to connect with God more deeply. Internalize our faith and learn how to express what we have on the inside.