KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM by steve finnell
Some Biblical thoughts about knowledge and wisdom.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. (NKJV)
Do most men fear the Lord enough to trust His written word?
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. (NKJV)
Wisdom comes from fear of the Lord. Pride is the enemy of wisdom.
Proverbs 26:4-5 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him. 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes. (KJV)
Do not accept foolish doctrines as if they have merit.
Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.(NKJV)
Do wise men deny the words of Jesus. Jesus said: Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved... Is it wise God fearing men who say immersion in water is not essential to salvation? Is it God fearing men who say that, Jesus was saying believe and you shall be saved and then as a saved Christian be baptized into a denominational church as a testimony of your faith?
Proverbs 14:6-8 A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, But knowledge is easy to him who understands. 7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way . But the folly of fools is deceit.(NKJV)
Is it the folly of fools to teach and believe that the meaning of, Acts 2:38 ...be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.., actually means be baptized because your sins have already be forgiven? What could be more deceitful than that teaching that view?
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. God's knowledge is found in the Bible and the Bible alone.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;(NKJV)
When you search for knowledge and wisdom in church creed books, Bible commentaries, and books written about the Bible, are you trusting in the Lord or are you trusting in your own understanding of the doctrines of men?
Only God has absolute wisdom and knowledge. The Bible is God's instruction book.