Are You Smarter Than a Dolphin?

I can’t answer the question in the title. I can only make assumptions, which I trust are in your favor. But I do intend to mention dolphins and intelligence in a way I’ll bet you hadn’t thought of.

I read an article in the May 2015 issue of “National Geographic” which discussed the language abilities and intelligence of dolphins. One of the scientists quoted made a profound point.

This isn’t a direct quote, but here’s the idea. Rather than trying to figure out how smart dolphins are, we should find out how dolphins are smart.

I believe this is an attitude we should have toward people. You may know somebody who you think is a brick short of a load, so to speak. But do you know how that person is smart? What are his or her real talents and abilities?

The following selected verses from Romans 12 give guidance to born again believers in Christ.

3. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith…. 10. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;… 16. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

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