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    Knowledge and Wisdom

    We now live in a world where knowledge is increasing so fast the textbooks canít keep up. By the time theyíre printed for the new school year, they are already out of date. The Lord told Daniel that in the last days, ďBut thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.Ē (Daniel 12:4) What is knowledge and what is wisdom? Arenít they the same? Oh no, not by a long shot! Knowledge is an accumulation of information learned. Wisdom is knowing how to use the knowledge we have, or you might say, the appropriate use of knowledge. Knowledge is all around us today, as it has never been before. It seems that knowledge is increasing like a runaway train on a downhill slope, but I canít say the same about wisdom. With regards to wisdom, it seems the runaway train is on an uphill slope, and losing steam fast. When we call evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20), wisdom has long since flown out the window. We are in free fall with wisdom, and the ground is coming up fast.

    Most in todayís world do not know God. Even many of those who say they do are fooling themselves, for God does not condone what they preach and how they live. To know God is to have wisdom. Oh of course, even those who do not know God can show wisdom, usually in their later years, about worldly affairs, but which is more important, worldly affairs or spiritual affairs? If we are wise in spiritual affairs, it will encompass worldly affairs as well, but not so otherwise.God is providing the knowledge of His soon return to this earth; first to remove His bride from the judgment to follow, and then for His return for all to see. Millions of people are being shown this knowledge but donít see it, and have not the wisdom to read its contents. The knowledge of God buzzes around their face like a pesky fly, but they just swat it away, failing to hear His voice in the knowledge He is providing for our day.

    Many can tell you whatever you want to know about sports, movies, movie stars, television programs, politics, Internet activities, computers, etc. Specialists can provide information (right or wrong) medically and scientifically, etc. Even the Bible, which is what God says to us and has had written down for us, is a mystery to many. Some donít know it because they donít accept its Author. Some donít know it because they donít read it. Some read it and donít accept it because Satan has blinded their eyes. God is shouting to this world through His written Word, the Bible, and through the signs the Bible says will occur, when the end of the world as we know it, is about to end. God has stopped the play in mid-scene, stood on the stage and announced to the audience, ďIím on my way. Be ready.Ē But few are listening. There is no question that this world today is full of people who pride themselves in their knowledge, but what about the knowledge from God? Itís being rejected! Wisdom is nonexistent when the knowledge of God is rejected.

    Some think they can solve the Mideast problems. Sorry, no cigar. Some think they can solve the financial problems we are in. It isnít going to happen. Some think they can solve the crime problems and run-a-way drug problems, and again, itís just going to get worse. So what is wrong? Without God, man thinks his knowledge is all he needs. Especially today, the age of knowledge, we think we are the masters of our own destiny (how many times have I heard that). But without wisdom, our knowledge is useless. Itís like a stagecoach with no horses, or a car without a motor. We are just going to sit in one place, dwelling on our knowledge, getting smarter and smarter, but without the wisdom to get some horses (or a motor) we are just going to sit in the same place ďuntil the cows come homeĒ. The discerning person with wisdom knows that it isnít about us, or our knowledge or all our pretty little play things. It is about God. Where do we stand with God?! It is not what you know. It is Who you know. That is true knowledge, and that is wisdom. ď Ö The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.Ē

    Grant Phillips
    But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel that is different from the one we preached to you, may he be condemned to HELL!
    (Galatians 1:8)

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