Knowledge is NOT Wisdom……

Whilst introducing me, on Sunday, my Pastor commented how good my ‘knowledge’ of the bible was, and how it compared with his own. I disagree with this presumption that knowledge is wisdom.

Albert Einstein said: “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Just because you know something, doesn’t mean you really understand it.

Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

Just because we can do something, doesn’t make it okay to do it. All our actions should be coloured by our fear of the LORD – of knowing Him – and being known by Him. It’s not just a bunch of dos and don’ts – but belonging to God means becoming like Him in character.

We need to make sure we have the right knowledge and the right convictions, and that’s it’s not a pride thing. Some get too smart for their own good. We need Biblical reasons for what we do, and if the Bible doesn’t speak directly to something there’s a good chance that some Bible principles will impact it.

The wisdom comes from the Lord. Revelations Chapter 1 says-

Rev 1:8 I am A to Z! (1st and last letter in Greek alphabet)

Rev 1:11 I am A to Z!

Jesus makes here a remarkable statement: I am the alphabet of God.

What is an alphabet? It’s a way of storing accumulated wisdom. Jesus is the accumulated wisdom of God. He is the full revelation of who our God is!

From an alphabet you make words…in John 1 Jesus is called the Word of God. “In the beginning was the Word”. He was there at creation, “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

He’s the beginning of all things, He’s the ending of all things, alpha and omega, A to Z, the accumulated wisdom of God.

Be careful that the word of others does not instill in you a pride which is undeserving.

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