Wisdom and knowledge are not the same thing, although they are closely related and often inseparable. Knowledge comes from education, while wisdom comes from experience. Wisdom is knowing how to apply the knowledge we derive from learning.Read More
Throughout the book of Proverbs the author exhorts us concerning the merits of a life lived with wisdom at the core. In these verses he stops and presents us with examples of how God used wisdom, knowledge and understanding. It might appear obvious that God would use these tools to create the majesty of the mountains, rivers of earth and the far flung reaches of space with its spectacular displays. And of course the complexity of the natural laws and the systems in our human bodies would require immeasurable wisdom and knowledge.Read More wisdom, knowledge, understanding
Most of us have heard the old expression, “Garbage in, garbage out.” It is an expression that most of us know intuitively to be true, but we don’t always closely watch what we put into our minds. In this reading, the Teacher exhorts us to listen to the words of the wise and to apply our heart to instruction. But the reason isn’t merely for us to be smarter and wiser.Read More wisdom, knowledge
When I was young I would often want to attempt things that were beyond my ability. My mother’s predictable response was that I wasn’t allowed, to which I would reply, “Why? I know how.” My mother would always say, “Knowing how and being able are two different things.” Her retort was simply an acknowledgement that some things are learned only through time and experience. There are some lessons which books and teachers simply cannot impart.Read More obedience, knowledge
Is there a connection between what I know and how I behave, between learning and doing? Some have claimed that there is no connection, that a person may know moral behavior but not live morally, and that there is no necessary link between knowing and doing.
The Wise Man of Proverbs disagrees.Read More justice, knowledge, understanding, wicked
Throughout the book of Proverbs the author exhorts us concerning the merits of a life lived with wisdom at the core. In these verses he stops and presents us with examples of how God used wisdom, knowledge and understanding. It might appear obvious that God would use these tools to create the majesty of the mountains …Read More wisdom, knowledge, understanding