Wisdom vs. Knowledge

The truth is that wisdom and knowledge are on the same team. In fact, wisdom has no purpose without knowledge.

Wisdom defined is :

the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.

No knowledge? No wisdom. Honestly, knowledge isn’t much without wisdom either :

the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

Basically, they’re useless unless you have both.

I started thinking about these two words last week after reading the first two chapters of Proverbs following a young adult Bible study. Proverbs 2:6 goes something like this:

For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

I don’t know about you all, but I think God gives us wisdom when we have a reason to have it. Listening to His voice and His heart gives us the very reason to need wisdom – to apply the knowledge and understanding we receive from His word. Wisdom isn’t something you gain with maturity. It is something that is earned when one not only craves God’s voice, but when one chooses to listen and hear it. Do your habits make room for wisdom?

Listen.
Receive.
Apply.

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