What is Your working understanding of knowledge…wisdom?
There are many so-called intellectuals out there…in global societies…those regarded as experts/very knowledgeable/highly educated/highly trained/geniuses in their given fields of expertise...what are they actually accomplishing with all this so-called knowledge? What are their works: compassionate?…(are they wise guys? oh yes, some of them are indeed gals.)
this verse puts knowledge in (reality) check: (my highlights)
“Wisdom is proved righteous by its works.” (Matthew 11:19)
“Wisdom brings knowledge, discernment, and understanding together and puts them to work.“
(it’s not merely theoretical–it’s practical/workable.) Reminds me of this scripture…when some of us start spouting “theories” on everything:
“Those who are wise treasure up knowledge, But the mouth of the fool invites ruin.”
…(ouch! i talk too much, eh?;)
Check it out: “What is Divine Wisdom?”
Computers can store enormous amounts of knowledge, but it is hard to imagine anyone calling such machines wise. Nonetheless, knowledge and wisdom are related. (Proverbs 10:14) For instance, if you needed wise counsel on treating a serious health problem, would you consult someone with little or no knowledge of medicine? Hardly! So accurate knowledge is essential to true wisdom.
Yahweh/Jehovah has more than knowledge. He also sees how facts interrelate and discerns the overall picture that is created by myriad details. He evaluates and judges, distinguishing between good and bad, important and trivial. Moreover, he looks beyond the surface and peers right into the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7) Thus, Jehovah has understanding and discernment, qualities that are superior to knowledge. But wisdom is of a still higher order.
The bible shows/says of Yahweh/Jehovah…that he is capable of: “Drawing upon his breadth of knowledge and his depth of understanding, Jehovah always makes the best decisions possible, carrying them out by means of the best course of action conceivable. That is true wisdom!” ~excerpt: Draw Close to God: O the Depths of God’s Wisdom.
rejects…& relevancy…usually, that’s why someone/person or something/book (or theory) is rejected…lack of relevancy.
Rejects & Relevancy: the two find themselves hand in hand. And WHY?..why is that joanie (glad you asked joanie;)…timelessness!
…unfortunately, not all of us/not everything is timeless and tailor-made: a classic. (aka not a fad/trend/whim of thinking/doing…that goes out of style as quickly as it comes on the scene/mind) …Basic elements/essences of people, essences of emotions, clothing, building blocks...fundamental forces/physical laws…are consistently reliable/relevant!…(aka predictable/Sellable).
The Bible centers attention on Yahweh/Jehovah as the fundamental Lawgiver of the universe. Throughout the known visible universe his laws are so stable and reliable that, in areas where scientists have knowledge of these laws, they can calculate the movements of the moon, planets, and other celestial bodies with split-second accuracy. One who goes contrary to the physical laws experiences immediate application of their sanctions. Likewise, the moral laws (joanie talking now: aka ethical/agape/compassion laws of love) of God are irrevocable and cannot be circumvented or violated with impunity. They are as sure of enforcement as are His natural laws, though the punishment may not be as immediately enforced. “God is not one to be mocked. For whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap.”—Ga 6:7; 1Ti 5:24. ~Insight on Scriptures: Lawgiver
This sowing & reaping (of compassion & non-compassion) is played out positively/negatively constantly…(and nowadays: big-time in the media on a global-scale for all eyes to see/witness). IF i/we sow accurate knowledge…making the best decisions possible/conceivable…THEN i/we reap benefits of wisdom…the best compassionate course/result(s) in any scenario.
obviously, this quick/short post cannot convey justly this topic of knowledge vs. wisdom…
what i/we do with any knowledge we have…results “prove”…give witness/evidence…of wisdom or not.
An excerpt read:
“That scientists can actually explore other planets hundreds of millions of miles away shows what can be done when people work together toward a single goal. Such achievements are also a credit to human ingenuity. Of course, space exploration—indeed, science as a whole—is only possible because of the consistent and totally reliable physical laws that govern the universe. These laws did not create themselves but were established by the Grand Architect of the universe, (Yahweh) Jehovah God.” ~excerpt: Mars Up close
Is it “wise” to go against/work against the architecture of the universe or work in harmony/cooperate with…universal laws/compassion laws?!
i’ll end this post with: the words of…
a woman/wife/fragile life: Jane Hawking…”my role was to remind him he was not god.“
(published 12/16/14 @ 1:10 p.m.)