Thursday, June 22, 2006

WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING Prov. Part 4)


(Pro 2:6) For the LORD gives wisdom; from
his mouth come knowledge and understanding...

I. Wisdom Knowledge And Understanding Are Linked Together In The Scriptures


(Pro 2:6) For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding...

Knowledge - is the apprehension by the mind of facts and truth.

Understanding -is the ability to take facts and break them down for full and complete, skillful, reasonable and discretionary, knowledge.

Wisdom - the ability to apply knowledge and understanding in order to reach the use of right means. In our Christian religion it is the wise person "who gives to the things of God the same acuteness that other men give to worldly affairs" (Lk 16:8).

Here are the passages broken out for you to read for your, knowledge, understand and wisdom of application.

a. Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding in same verses:


(Pro 2:6) For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
(Pro 14:6) A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

b. Wisdom and Knowledge Mentioned Together in These Verses:

(Pro 1:7) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

(Pro 2:6) For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
(Pro 2:10) for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
(Pro 8:12) "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.
(Pro 9:10) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
(Pro 14:6) A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
(Pro 30:3) I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One..

C. Wisdom and Understanding in the Same Verses:

(Pro 2:2) making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;
(Pro 2:6) For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
(Pro 3:13) Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,
(Pro 3:19) The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens;
(Pro 5:1) My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding,
(Pro 8:1) Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice?
(Pro 10:13) On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.
(Pro 10:23) Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
(Pro 14:6) A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
(Pro 14:33) Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding, but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.
(Pro 16:16) How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
(Pro 21:30) No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.
(Pro 23:23) Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
(Pro 24:3) By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;


II. The Benefits Of Wisdom And The Consequences In Not Gaining Wisdom

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. (Pro. 3:5, 6)


Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth. “Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you. (Pro. 4:5, 6)

“Take my instruction and not silver, and knowledge rather than choicest gold. For wisdom is better than jewels; and all desirable things cannot compare with her.” (Pro. 8:10, 11)

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Pro. 9:10)

Through insolence comes nothing but strife, but wisdom is with those who receive counsel. (Pro. 13:10)

Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight. (Pro. 15:21)

He who neglects discipline despises himself, but he who listens to reproof acquires understanding. (Pro. 15:32)

The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility. (Pro. 15:33)

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver. (Pro. 16:16)

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will find good. (Pro. 19:8)

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established… (Pro. 24:3)

My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off. (Pro. 24:13, 14)

The rich man is wise in his own eyes, but the poor who has understanding sees through him. (Pro. 28:11)

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother. (Pro. 29:15)



III. Our Lord – A Person of Wisdom ..

a. From Birth
(Luk 2:39-40) And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

b. At Twelve
(Lk. 2:43-52) And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, but supposing him to be in the group they went a day's journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress." And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man..

c. In His Teaching

Mat. 13:37-54) He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed is the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad. So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. "Have you understood all these things?" They said to him, "Yes." And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old." And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there,.
(Mat 13:53-54) And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there, and coming to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works?.

d. In Ability to Answer Critics.


(Mar 6:1-4) He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. (2) And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? (3) Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him. (4) And Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household."



IV. Gospel - The Message Of The Wisdom Of God

1Co 1:17-24 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. (18) For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (19) For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart." (20) Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? (21) For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. (22) For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, (23) but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, (24) but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.



V. If You Are In A Trial And Need Wisdom Ask


(Jam 1:1-5) James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. (2) Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, (3) for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. (4) And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (5) If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

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