In this blog post we are going to explore a pretty controversial topic in the Bible: the gift of tongues, which is still in operation in the church today. Over the next couple of blog posts, I will try to unpack the different types of tongues and their specific functions both within and outside of …
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 …
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.
Understanding is the ability to interpret and translate into meaning the facts or information that you have gathered (knowledge). To come to an understanding of anything, you have to be able to extract the meaning from the information you have. In essence, you have to move from factual information to the understanding of the dynamics of whatever you are endeavoring to understand: the how, what and why.
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!”