Monday, November 14, 2005

Wisdom and Knowledge (Final)

Wisdom and Knowledge final

I have been investigating the difference in these two things for some time now and have finally heard a quote that really stuck in my mind and I feel it is a great explanation of what both of these gift from God are.
     “Knowledge is the collective sum of all the things in our lives we learn . Wisdom is the ability to decipher this knowledge and apply for the good of humanity.”

Before someone ask no I don’t exactly remember where the quote is from but you can be sure I am not a smart enough man to come up with something this profound.  I would leave it at that except anyone who knows me knows that I can’t do that.

So why is do I think this is the best quote. My definition of Knowledge is basically the same definition as the first sentence of this quote but the second sentence I find very fascinating. “Wisdom is the ability to decipher this knowledge and apply it for the good of humanity”. This beckons the question can you have wisdom with out applying it for the good of humanity? No because God is the author of wisdom and he loves his creation enough that he died for it(John 3:16).  Some one is going to say, “Well God does allows things to happen sometimes that don’t appear to be for the betterment of humanity.” To this I have one scripture reference that I think words it best. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isa 55:9)

Friday, November 04, 2005

Stupid Californians at it again

"Hear, my son, your father's instructions and do not forsake your mother's teachings;" (Proverbs 1:8). I believe this verse sums up the main source of our knowledge. Our parents are our prime source of instruction. This is not discounting anything our schools are teaching. Nor is this to discount the things our heavenly Father provides in the way of knowledge. He provided us with THE WORD so it again goes back to God.

I want to talk a little about this because of something I saw on the news this morning. On the today show they spoke about a school district in California that gave a survey to their students in the range of 10- 15 years of age and ask them questions about sex, self gratification, and homosexuality. The parents of some of the students where up in arms and do you blame them. It is not the right of the school to teach our kids about sex. That is the right and OBLIGATION of the parents. The court ruled on the side of the school saying that the, get this, parents aren't the only source of teaching that students should be exposed too. I agree with this statement but hello these kids are 10 years old. My father didn't have the birds and bees conversation with me until I was starting to become a man.

Yet again this shows where our knowledge and wisdom should come. I mean look at what the worlds knowledge is giving our kids. "Hey you are ten years old it is time to talk about masturbation and the use of condoms!"Sorry I had to vent a little about this