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10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
Mere mechanical energy or artistic beauty is but an element in the scheme of things. Enlightened intelligence in harmony with Himself is the apex of the scheme. This is the centre of the circle. Apart from this, other things and qualities are but as the disjointed parts of a machine.
This intelligence is the result of observation and reflection of which God has made the human brain capable. Knowledge and understanding directed to Himself are the conditions in the human mind that afford Him pleasure. The majority of men have no pleasure in this knowledge. "They say unto God, Depart from us: we desire not the knowledge of thy ways."
They prefer sensation on the basis of the instincts which they forget are God's invention with a right place when He is head. "They hate knowledge, and do not choose the fear of the Lord." They are not given to reflection: they are given to sociality, conviviality, emulation, excitement. They do not chew the cud: they belong to the unclean animals.
Law of Moses Ch 29