KNOWLEDGE ITSELF IS POWER

MUSING – April 21 2018

KNOWLEDGE ITSELF IS POWER*

Proverbs 3:21-26
    “My son, do not lose sight of these things. Use priceless wisdom and foresight.  Then they will mean life for you, and they will grace your neck. Then you will go safely on your way, and you will not hurt your foot.  When you lie down, you will not be afraid. As you lie there, your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the destruction of wicked people when it comes.  The LORD will be your confidence. He will keep your foot from getting caught.”

 

    Seek knowledge but moreover seek wisdom. Knowledge may be power but wisdom is the proper application of that power.

    Knowledge is neither good nor evil. Wisdom, however, forces a moral judgement upon the use of knowledge.

    There are countless examples of educated fools because, “a little learning is a dangerous thing.” So I encourage you to learn all you are able. Then pray for wisdom. For wisdom is a gift from God.***

 

*Bacon’s Meditationes Sacrae (1597)

**An Essay on Criticism, by Alexander Pope 1709

***Proverbs 2:6

All content (except quotations) © 2018 Thomas E. Williams

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