The Marriage of Love and Wisdom

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The Lord wants to help all of us receive His love and wisdom, or good and truth, into our lives and unite them together. These two are completely one in the Lord, but human beings receive them separately. Reuniting them is a key part of walking with the Lord in our lives.

Teachings in the Word

How do these passages from the Lord’s Word help us appreciate the importance of joining love and wisdom in our lives?

  • Since the Lord God the Creator is love itself and wisdom itself, and the universe was created by Him…it must be that in each and every created thing there is some goodness and truth from Him (Conjugial Love 85).
  • The marriage of good and truth from the Lord is what is called the heavenly marriage (New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine 260).
  • It is according to Divine order for good and truth to be conjoined and not separated, thus that they be one and not two; for they are conjoined when they go forth from God and are conjoined in heaven, and therefore must be conjoined in the church (True Christian Religion 398:3).
  • There are two lives, which make one in a person, the life of truth, and the life of good. The life of truth is the life of a person’s understanding, but the life of good is the life of his will; for truths reside in the understanding, because they constitute the understanding, but goods reside in the will, because they constitute the will (Apocalypse Explained 419).
  • “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27).

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