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Jesus in the resurrection of Lazarus (John 11) speaks with Martha, the sister of Lazarus; and says: "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God"?. Expressions referring to seeing or perceiving either the kingdom of God or God are frequent in the gospels, for example: "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again" John 3:3.
The teachings of Jesus have a similarity with the teachings of Plato, both authors explain that there are objects that can be perceived by the senses such as physical objects and objects that can only be perceived with intelligence, these are the immaterial entities.
Jesus, teaching to us about the spirit, tells us about perceiving God and his divine attributes (such as eternity) with the intelligence, with the gift of knowledge: "Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God", John 17:3. Jesus asks Marta, not the simple faith that comes from accepting the creed, (the creed is a series of statements that constitute the basis of religious doctrine, for example in the Catholic religion is in catechesis and liturgy), but of that faith that comes from knowledge and experience, adult faith.
The resurrection of Lazarus reminds us of the importance of trust in God, God works in us through his perfections, that is, his gifts. Jesus as "son of man", as a personification of the perfections of God ("I am the resurrection and the life"), teaches us the gift of the resurrection, that is, the perfect immortality:
"Jesus, once deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. "Take away the Stone", he said.
"But, Lord", said Martha, the sister of the dead man, "by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days".
Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?"
So they took away the Stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!". The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, "Take off the grave clothes and let him go." John 11:38-45

The letter to the Hebrews tells us about the power of the word of God, this word has the power to change people when they hear it, that is, they retain it, and live it, they practice it with constancy (gift of piety). The word of God is the same wisdom. To worship God is to worship wisdom, about the word the letter to the Hebrews teach:
"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it jugdes the toughts and attitudes of the hearts" Hebrews 4:12
The letter says that the word is "alive and active", that is, it is progressive, acumulative, bear fruit through constancy, we receive the holy spirit (gnosis in philosophy) meditating on the word.
The apostle Paul clarifies to us about the power of the word:
"Therefore, as long as the promise of entering his rest remains valid, let us be afraid! Otherwise some of you will fail to reach it." Hebrews 4:1
To fear, to be afraid, means to have devotion. Remember that the fear of God or gift of piety is constancy, firmness, devotion, equanimity, stability. The word can only be received with a spirit of piety. The rest of God is the same contemplative activity, the contemplative life is the highest prize for those who live and hear the word of God, the angels are created for the contemplation of God.
The apostle adds that the word "it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit", wisdom has only two options: it can be accepted or rejected, there are no intermediate options, wisdom or the word of god is like a field with a hidden treasure, when we find this treasure we enter into the rest of God.
The word finally "judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart," is because it is from there that good and bad intentions come out, it is there that sin and mercy are conceived.
Finally remember what the apostle John tells us about the word:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome." John 1:1-5

The Bible teaches us what is the spiritual intelligence in practice, with two very clear characters: King Solomon and the Good Samaritan:
1) King Solomon asks God for intelligence in the book of Kings:
"At Gibeon the Lord appeared to King Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you". Solomon answered:...So give your servant a heart that knows how to listen to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him:..I will give you a wise and understanding heart", 1 Kings 3:1-15
Solomon asks God the listening, that is, the ability to know how to listen in difficult situations and also the ability to discern, that is, to separate good from evil, and with this request God gives him another gift, God gives him an understood heart, that is, the ability to reach and grasp with the intelligence the truths of God and with it, the ability to contemplate him, Jesus explains this in another way: "No one can see the Kingdom of God unless they are born again", John 3 :3.
This request of King Solomon becomes into a famous case of study, the case of King Solomon and the two prostitutes, in 1 Kings 3: 16-18:
"Now two prositutes came to the king and stood before him. One of them said, "Oh, my Lord. This woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was there with me. The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us. During the night this woman's son died because she lay on him. So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I your servant was asleep. She put him by her breast and put her dead son by my breast. The next morning, I got up to nurse my son - and he was dead! But when I looked at him closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn't the son I had borne." The other woman said, "No! the living one is my son; the dead one is yours". But the first one insisted, No! the dead one is yours; the living one is mine". And so they argued before the king.
The king said, "This one says, "My son is alive and your son is dead", while that one says, "No! Your son is dead and mine is alive". Then the king said, "Bring me a sword". So they brought a sword for the king. He then gave an order: "Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other". The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, "Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don't kill him!" But the other said, "Neither, I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!" Then the king gave his ruling: "Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother." When all Israel heard the veredict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice".
The book of Revelations teach us the importance of the spiritual gift of knowledge

"This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666." Revelations 13:18

2) Spiritual intelligence, is not only understanding, wisdom and discernment, it is also empathy with others:
"A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by the other side. So too, a levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by the other side. But a samarithan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandage him wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them into the innkeeper. "Look after him" he said, "and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have" Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?", Luke 10:25-37
The parable explains that we sin like the Levite and the Pharisee, or live righteously as the good Samaritan. The good Samaritan acts according to the spiritual gift of righteousness: "do unto others as you would have them do unto you", Matthew 7:12. The difference between the sin and the righteousness is empathy, the ability to place ourselves in the other, empathy is another practical form of intelligence.

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