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 […]
Wisdom of God
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
“Focus on one thing…” – Phil. 3:13 NLT In my last blog posts I spoke about the unhealthy focus of self-examination and the most important thing. In this one, I am emphasizing that we need to only focus on the one thing. High Demand Multitasking is the New Norm We live in a microwave culture
“There is only one thing worth being concerned about.” Luke 10:42 NLT So, what is the most important thing in your life that you are concerned about? Could this be your family, your job, your finances, your health, or even your retirement plan? What about from a spiritual perspective? Did you know there are two
We have now arrived at the final blog post of this series in which I have attempted to distinguish between knowledge, understanding and wisdom. In this second post on wisdom, let’s explore the practical side of how to operate in God’s wisdom. In the New Testament, wisdom is often spoken in terms of having the
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!”