Of Wisdom and the Knowledge

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Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
    teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

—Proverbs 9:9-10

What if I were to take this passage and replace “wise man” and “righteous man” with my name?

Being personalized in that way, how would that speak to you if you inserted your name?

If instruction is given to me, will I be still wiser?

If I am taught, will I increase in learning?

It may seem to be a given, yet there are those who pay no attention to instruction.

There are those who are in the presence of teaching, yet they learn nothing.

I don’t want that to be the case with me.

Knowing God is the most important thing.

At the end of life, is there anyone who could be called wise if they had never acknowledged God?

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2 comments on “Of Wisdom and the Knowledge

  1. aussiebirder says:

    You are so right Myra! so many people go to spiritual conventions and conferences, read Christian books, literature atc, take notes thinking that this is wisdom, and that they have actually grown in grace. As you said it ia all about relationship with our God, the being and not the doing. Our doing comes out of our being, and not the other way round. So much is ‘works’ orientated rather than grace. We grow from putting wisdom into action, as the proverbs say – the application of knowledge brings wisdom and the application of wisdom brings understanding, and understanding is what we are to aim for. In knowledge we know What in wisdom we know How but in understanding we know Why and this comes in the latter years of our maturity. Sorry you got me going then Ha Ha, I got carried away… Thanks for your inspiration Myra I love it dear sis…

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