Daily Lift – November 13, 2019

The Beginning of Knowledge

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At the Thirteenth of Proverbs, Solomon observed that prudent men deal with knowledge, while it is folly that characterizes the fool. One of the differences in wise men and fools is the difference in knowledge and folly. Because knowledge implies truth and fact, knowledge is not falsehood and inaccuracy, and to believe something is not to make it either true nor factual. At Proverbs Ten, Solomon wrote that the mouth of the fool is near destruction. This is, no doubt, because the fool’s heart is filled with foolishness, and one speaks from the abundance of his heart. On the other hand, Solomon taught that it is knowledge that is laid up by wise men. These are first wise for receiving knowledge, then wise for retaining and practicing it. While fools despise wisdom and instruction, Solomon admonished at the First of Proverbs that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater

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