Knowledge and Wisdom (Proverbs 3:7)

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We wouldn’t disparage the graduate for learning, nor downplay the desire to pursue an education. But four years of classroom instruction, even under the most competent teachers, doesn’t make a student wise. The “school of hard knocks” often contribute more to wisdom than the “university of hard facts.”

Get an education? Yes! But more important, seek the wisdom that is from above. The Scriptures tell us, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). Knowledge is the acquisition of facts; wisdom is the right use of those facts. Even with the best education and the broadest experience, a man or a woman knows nothing apart from God. The Bible says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him as of God, who gives to all liberally… and it will be given to him” (James 1:5). This kind of wisdom never leads in arrogance. – Richard W. De Haan

The heart of education is the education of the heart.

  • May 23, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread
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