The gift of discerning of spirits has been so misinterpreted and misused in the Body of Christ over the years that a huge amount of damage has been done to so many people within the church. Therefore, I am going to break down the teaching on this gift into a couple of blog posts, as […]
Wisdom is directive; knowledge is informative. Wisdom and knowledge are interdependent; however, wisdom needs knowledge upon which to act. Knowledge must be directed by wisdom. Words of wisdom are also associated with the knowledge of Scripture that produces conviction, unanimity, and progress. It opens hearts and opens doors, through timings and direction, for what is
In my last blog post, I covered the very basics of the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit and I broke them down into their three distinct areas or categories. I stated that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit flow from the intent of God’s love for others. As we move forward, I want
In simple terms, biblical wisdom is the capacity to understand life and how to implement ideas based on God’s perspective. Or put another way, “wisdom is the appropriate application of knowledge.” It is clear in the Word that wisdom is an invaluable virtue that is priceless, rare, immeasurable and too deep to fathom on our own.
Knowledge is the accumulation of facts and data through studying, research, investigation, observation and even experiences. It’s being aware of something and having the details to know. People with “knowledge” are able to collect, remember, and access information. It is possible to have knowledge, but to also have a complete lack of understanding and wisdom. A person might have the facts, but they don’t know what the information means or what to do next with it.
There is a myth that gaining knowledge is the best solution to the problems we face in our lives. The world is now on information overload; just look at the amount of information there is on the internet and in published books. However, knowledge without the meaning or understanding of how to apply it can bring us to the place I call, “all the gear, but no idea!”