This week in Bible study we talked about wisdom and knowledge.
Are they the same thing?
So, what’s the difference between knowledge and wisdom?
There were many helpful thoughts on this:
- Knowledge is a matter of knowing facts. Wisdom is understanding and applying principles.
- Wisdom is knowing what, how, when, why, where to use the knowledge.
- Wisdom is seeing things from God’s perspective.
- Wisdom is knowing how to navigate the realities of life when the rules don’t help.
But, by far, the best definition came from a guy named Miles Kington:
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
We learn some good stuff in Bible study.
“Wisdom is more precious than rubies.” Proverbs 8:11
(And ruby red tomatoes.)