Knowledge, Understanding and Wisdom

Knowledge is the illumination of the mind.
Understanding is knowing what the knowledge is.
Wisdom is using the understanding of the knowledge.
  • Knowledge,                there is energy
  • Understanding,         how energy works
  • Wisdom,                       utilising the energy.
  • Knowledge,                knowing that God exists
  • Understanding,        knowing how God works
  • Wisdom,                      putting God into action.

Mystery is only another name for ignorance.

All things are mysteries when they are not understood.


James tells us to pray for wisdom,

Jas 1:5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Wisdom by itself is no good if we do not have knowledge and understanding. Wisdom can only come from understanding the knowledge that we have.

We gain knowledge of God from reading His word, the Bible.

We gain understanding of God by studying and meditating with pray on the knowledge that we have learnt.

If we have no knowledge and no understanding we cannot have wisdom.

You cannot gain knowledge of the bible by cherry picking verses as we often do, as we do  not  always use it in the right context. You need to see the whole bible in context before you can start breaking it down. We often take a verse that makes us a promise and claim that promise for ourselves without checking on the terms and conditions that go with it. The terms and conditions are not always obvious and we may need to look for them, it is only when we know the whole bible that we are able to find them.

All God’s promises have terms and conditions.

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