Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Ying Yang of it all Knowledge vs. Wisdom

Back in the biblical times King Solomon, was the wisest man around. I think this happened because when God asked him what he'd like the King asked for wisdom (2nd Chronicles 7 & 8). Yet with all the wisdom God gave him, the King fell into Satan's trap.

If he'd gone out and secured the boarders as all monarchs did, Solomon would never have seen Bathsheba taking a bath on the upper patio of her home while her husband - Uriah the Hittite - was doing what Solomon didn't.

How often we fall into the same trap Solomon did. We get complacent. We become satisfied with what we have thinking things will always be as they are.

However, Scripture is VERY clear for it says in 1st Peter 5: 8 that we are to, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

Yet we are more like Solomon who originally emulated his father David than we know. Like this great King to whom God promised a seed of his line would save all, and to whom this promise was bequeathed to, namely Solomon - we lose sight of what’s important - a human failing and one that shows how much we need the forgiveness that Yeshua purchased for each one of us at redemption's cross on Golgotha — an Aramaic word meaning “the skull.”

No matter the language or our need Messiah has already won the victory. It's ours if we claim it and the Good News is that once in Messiah, though we continue to fall short, there is a Savior who is sworn to defend and support us!

So to answer the question "Knowledge vs. Wisdom", for me is simple for wisdom is found within the pages of God's Word.  Where knowledge seems to change as often as the wind does, God's Word never will. So as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD (Joshua 24:15). 

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