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.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Filling the Empty Suit

(Proverbs 30:3 KJV)  I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

Is it possible to have “knowledge” (1847) without “wisdom” (2451)?  Or is this just repetition of emphasize?  I would say both.  In our modern age we are so consumed with formal education that we have forgotten that having a diploma doesn’t mean you know anything important.  We are consumed with paper certification.  We seek test scores and endorsements.  Years ago, in the 1970's, when the aerospace industry was having a fall-out I knew men who had all the wisdom and experience needed to do the job but they were being replaced by people with the right paperwork.  The same seems to be happening today.

Don’t ignore knowledge but keep it balanced with wisdom.  Sometimes this is knowing how to apply what you know.  Sometimes it means knowing the right priorities to reach enduring goals.  All should be grounded in the eternal words of God.

So?  Keep growing.  Allow the Holy Spirit to put the package together so that you can be a positive force in the lives around you.  Don’t be an empty suit with a bunch of wall plaques.  Be a soul filled with eternal truth. 

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