We read in the book of Proverbs that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom”. Therefore the foundation of wisdom and its pre-eminence compared to knowledge is established.
Much of the world is confused with the difference between what constitutes knowledge and wisdom, as the scriptures speak of the “wisdom of the world” and that the “foolish may become wise”. The greatest knowledge of all is to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, for the testimony of Him as the Savior of the world “is the Spirit of Prophecy” (Book of Revelation).
Samuel says that “to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken better than the fat of rams”. Clearly wisdom is not just the strength of one’s mind or intellect, it is a matter of the heart, and a willingness to follow God’s will in every aspect of one’s life. The book of Proverbs teaches that wisdom, personified as a woman, shouts from the hilltops, and cries in the street. Clearly it is not some mystical or mysterious concept that is meant to be difficult to comprehend. The doctrines of God are meant to be understood to those who seek them (Knock and it shall be opened to you, seek and ye shall find), though first one must qualify oneself at a basic level, through sincerity and a genuine desire to know and follow the Lord.
If nations and leaders were willing to adhere to this type of thinking then there would be greater harmony and cohesion, and less wrangling and competitive strife.… Continue Reading