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To Be Wise

Knowledge and intelligence have often been mistaken for wisdom even though many, most, or all do not understand everything they know. Though a man may possess abundant knowledge, he does not become wise until he masters the application of what he knows. As the Twenty-Eighth of Job draws to a close, it is observed that it is wisdom to revere the Lord. In his Ecclesiastes, Solomon coupled the fear or reverence of the Lord with the keeping of His commandments. Those commandments teach us what we are Divinely expected to become as well as what we are to avoid. Hence, Job further observed that it is understanding to depart from evil. To know the Lord’s will, to understand it, and to perform it, is to be wise.

Written by David Hayes Prophater