WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE
James Clear, author and motivational speaker wrote:
“Knowledge is making the right choice with all the information.
Wisdom is making the right choice without all the information.”
There is solid truth in this comparison but I think there is another dimension not mentioned. Paul, an apostle, wrote, “My message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5)
So we pursue and develop information and wisdom that is given by the Lord but the key is power of the Spirit and not the wisdom of men. He continues: “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.” (1 Corinthians 2:12-13)
We need to have all the knowledge and wisdom we can acquire but without the power of the Spirit it is rather academic and stays that way. This can produce good students perhaps but may not produce good disciples.
“And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.” Jesus