Are wisdom and knowledge the same thing? Can one exist independently of the other? Wisdom is often embraced as a virtue by the church, but the same cannot always be said of knowledge. And yet the book of Proverbs repeatedly praises knowledge, and instructs us to grow in it. How do we do this healthily and humbly, growing in knowledge but not in pride or haughtiness?
Wisdom is not to be confused with salvation.We don’t earn our salvation by being wise. However, once we have surrendered our lives to follow Christ – the Holy Spirit dwells within us and we begin to grow in wisdom. The Holy Spirit has certain characteristics – and these characteristics combined with a hunger for God are a great recipe for wisdom
We are living in a time when plans, decisions and life direction are in question. What’s the next step – where do we go from here? Proverbs is a book written about wisdom for the wise. It is not a step by step guide – rather it is a way of living and an internal compass to making right decisions. Our country is in deep need of wisdom – not just decision makers. This message is for everyone wanted to grow in true wisdom.