Saturday, March 25, 2017

Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding

Note to a friend

I am so blessed to have you as a friend

And so deeply honored to share in your life and your pain

I am, also, honored to offer you a theological perspective

On knowledge, wisdom and understanding

King Solomon, the wisest man on earth during his period, wrote in the Book of Proverbs 4; 7, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: but in all thy GETTING, get UNDERSTANDING”.

There is a relationship between knowledge, wisdom and understanding.

Knowledge contains the word “to know”.

Wisdom is knowing how to use knowledge

Solomon exercised his wisdom when two mothers had a baby and one of the babies died. Both claimed to be the mother of the living baby. Solomon said, “Cut the baby in half and give half to each claimant. The real mother fell on the baby and said let her have it. Solomon said, “She’s the real mother, let her have it.

Therefore wisdom is the practical application of knowledge

Understanding is more profound because it is a matter of the heart.

A mother losing a child in death is said to be the worse human pain.

Ordinary persons feel the pain of a mother losing her child in death.

But if one has never lost a child in death

Does one really understand such a pain?

Understanding is a matter of the heart

Understanding is indeed one of the greatest virtues!!

And in time

We all shall have a greater understanding

For  now, we see through a glass darkly
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