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More Knowledgeable, or Wiser? — 10 Comments

  1. Other similar questions I ask myself are;
    Has what I have learned changed my heart?
    Has what I have learned brought me closer to the LORD?

    • The lesson from the book of proverbs has made me improve on the skills of
      listening whenever somebody is talking,to be open minded to new ideas,that wisdom is something acquired from our elderly people in society thus involving what particularly coming from outside,i.e from through the ear into
      the mind.
      To be honest to our God before we pray,because we can not cheat Him

  2. "Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird." Prov 1:17 (KJV)

    Great Post- good reminder.

    I was a late comer to this study, came in on lesson 12. But what little i manage to feed on have really fill my soul.
    I thank God for His Word through this lesson.

    What a powerful conclusion to this book "Women and wine".
    What a power contrast to the conclusion of this earth "Women and Wine" Rev 17:1,2

    Yes, next lesson we will feed from the book of luke, lesson 1 "The coming of Jesus"

    Brothers and sisters has the book of proverbs opened our eyes to the snares(wine) of Babylon and prepared us for The coming of Jesus?

    God help us.

  3. I know what you are saying Maurice and I agree, knowledge is useless unless it is applied. I also think that wisdom without knowledge is just as useless.

    To me knowledge of God is essential to having the ability to apply wisdom in any useful way. As scripture says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me (Hos. 4:6 NKJV). "For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings" (Hos. 6:6 NKJV). So I ask how can we apply what we don't know? I may have all the skill in the world in driving a car and be a genius at choosing the best road but what good is it if I don't know where my destination is?

    Maybe what I am saying here is that we need to know God for God is love but if I don't know how the love of God is manifested then I will never be able to apply it. Application is most certainly important but so is knowing what to apply. I think the two work together.

  4. The purpose of proverbs to know Wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding. My favorite is proverb 1:4 Solomon conclude wisdom comes from God.So He such for it.And he tell us in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Fear God and keep His commandments. My prayer is that I will live a life that pleasing to Him.

  5. Over the course of the lesson studies in the book of Proverbs, I have learned that it is very important to get an understanding of what is being read in the Bible. Knowledge and application go together. I have become pro-active in allowing God to use me in His service. I have learned that we all have struggles within our flesh, but God is always available to forgive, provide encouragement, and love. I have learned that God is no respector of persons, that He love everyone the same. I have learned that avoiding God's instructions will lead to harm

  6. From the beginning of time man has been trying to make sense of himself and his world. He has been seeking understanding. But as time marches on, man isn't getting the understanding he seeks, he isn't happier, and he hasn't been able to conquer his own nature. Man cannot be any wiser enough,if he misses the Lord`s support and be knowledgeable or wise depends on close you are with your Creator.

  7. For Paragraph 5 " Being a Seventh-day Adventist..... World" Is this your own opinion or did you get this from EG White writings. Please let me know know.
    Thank you

    • Hi James, Paragraph 5 is in my own words but I think that you will find it consistent with both the Bible and Ellen White. Knowledge without practical application is like having electricity in the house but not switching it on.


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