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Charles Fillmore's

Twelve Powers of Man

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Introduction - The Twelve Powers of Man - The Development of Faith - Strength--Stability--Steadfastness - Wisdom--Judgment - Regenerating Love - Power--Dominion--Mastery - The Work of the Imagination in Regeneration - Understanding - The Will Is the Man - Spiritual Law and Order - Zeal--Enthusiasm - Renunciation - Generative Life - Contents - Index

Chapter 4

Wisdom, Judgment

WHICH is the greater, wisdom or love? After long study of the analysis of love given by Paul in the 13th chapter of I Corinthians, Henry Drummond pronounced love to be "the greatest thing in the world." His conclusion is based on Paul's setting forth of the virtues of love. Had wisdom been as well championed as love was, the author of "The Greatest Thing in the World" might not have been so sure of his ground. It goes without argument that love wins when everything else fails, but, notwithstanding her mightiness, she makes many blunders. Love will make any and every sacrifice for the thing that she loves; on the other hand, she is enticed into trap after trap in her blind search for pleasure. It was this kind of love that caused Eve to fall under the spell of sensation, the serpent. She saw that the fruit of the tree was "pleasant to the eyes." She followed the pleasure of life instead of the wisdom that would have shown her how to use life. Ever since we have had pleasure and pain, or good and evil, as the result of Eve's blind love.

What kind of people would we be if Eve and Adam had been obedient to the Lord of wisdom, instead of obeying the sense of love? This is one

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