Knowledge and Wisdom… what’s the difference?
I once heard that knowledge is knowing that a tomato is actually a fruit, but wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
This Sunday we are starting a new series in the book of Proverbs. This week we will be looking at wisdom as an introduction to the series. I want to invite us to explore the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Which one do we seek more often? When Solomon was given the opportunity to ask for anything, he asked for wisdom… does that surprise you? Would you have asked for that? Why does God want us to be wise?
Proverbs is full of wise sayings and instructions, often said in a memorable way, given to us to help us in our daily lives. Proverbs is not a detailed playbook providing instructions telling us exactly what to do in every situation. Nor is it a book of promises that, if followed, will guarantee specific outcomes. Instead, Proverbs provides us with insight and principles which help us navigate the complexities and challenges of life. Applying Proverbs to our lives requires thoughtful reflection and meditation. In a world that values instant gratification, Proverbs invites us to slow down and patiently seek the treasure the book of Proverbs offers.
This week we will be looking at
Proverbs 9:9-10 New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition
9 Give instruction to the wise, and they will become wiser still;
teach the righteous, and they will gain in learning.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Join us as we explore the book of Proverbs.