(Proverbs 8:14 KJV) Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
Have you heard that “knowledge is power”? The Bible has a little wiser spin on it. Here “power” (1369) is linked to “wisdom” (8454). Wisdom is what makes knowledge useful.
My son showed me a book he has, called Pocket Ref and edited by Thomas J. Glover. It is pocket sized with thin paper and tiny print. It is little besides information. It has a section on “Diabetic Emergencies.” It shows you knots and bends. It tells you dew point temperatures. It is cover-to-cover, raw data. It is knowledge. It is almost useless unless you know how to use it.
Most knowledge is useless if you don’t know how to use it. This is where the Holy Spirit comes in. He is our teacher. He helps us to put it together.
I have heard of studies that show that devout religious people are happier than the rest of the population. It isn’t because some can’t read the Bible. The difference is in allowing the Holy Spirit to read it into them.
So? Do your homework in life but don’t forget to ask for God to make the knowledge useful. Seek wisdom.