An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wisdom Is Power

(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. 

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