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October 27, 2010

Wisdom. Wisdom is an interesting idea. In the book of Proverbs, Solomon talks often about wisdom. He often makes statements that uses the word wisdom as a noun. “Wisdom does this” or “wisdom does that”. When he does this, he almost exclusively refers to wisdom in the feminine voice. Why do you think this is? In my house, the feminine voice is almost always the voice of wisdom. (I love you, Sweetie!)

We usually see wisdom simply as a positive character trait. It is that, but it is more. We also often, to some degree, equate wisdom with knowledge. That is also true, as far as it goes.

It has been said that knowledge is the understanding that the tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is the understanding that you do not put tomato in a fruit salad.

One key element of wisdom is action. Wisdom begins with understanding a set of facts. Wisdom is proven in understanding what action should or should not be taken and when to take or not take action.

True wisdom comes from one source only. It is a gift from God. When God gives a gift, His expectation is for the gift to be used. I have become convinced that wisdom is not wisdom until it is put into action.


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