Monday, May 16, 2011
Knowledge and Wisdom
The older I get the more I value knowledge and making wise decisions. The Bible speaks a great deal about the importance of knowledge as it relates to life and spirituality. Proverbs 2:6 , Colossians 2:2-3 , and Chronicles 1:10-12 tell us that all knowledge is from God and is important to the makeup of every Christian.
"Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity." 2 Peter 1:5-7. By putting these things into practice we are able to better achieve our individual calling. "For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 1:8.
When we study the Bible we gain knowledge not just on our spiritual purpose in life but on everything else in this world that affects us and the people we care for. Knowledge to follow and the wisdom to lead are necessary to meet the challenges we face as Christians today.
Source: Bible on Knowledge , Wisdom of God.
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