(Pro 11:9 KJV) An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
How do I know that the Rolex watch being sold on the sidewalk for a few dollars isn’t the real thing? Why do I look twice when I am in a dollar store and I see a product at a fraction of the price I am used to paying? Why do I not believe a student when they tell me they do all their work? Experience has taught me. I learn from my experience. I am continually processing that “knowledge” (1847). I can be “delivered” (2502a) from foolish purchases, vain trusting and destructive commitments because of the foundational thinking I have accumulated.
This is a process of gathering. We listen. We read. We observe.
This is a process of filtering and integrating. Here is where the “just” (righteous NASB) (6662) part comes in. When we allow God to transform our hearts He also does something to our minds. We grow in wisdom and understanding because we are no longer blinded by sin.
So? Don’t forget your spiritual glasses as you start your day. Unless you delight in the idea of destruction and failure you need to adopt a God’s eye view of priorities and choices. Righteousness makes a difference in our choices and the results.