Are you a pursuer of knowledge or wisdom? Many people think they are one in the same; however, knowledge is having the facts and wisdom is applying those facts to life. There are many people who acquire knowledge, yet do nothing with it. What good is it to have knowledge if you never use it to bring about change in your life?
King Solomon is said to be the wisest man to ever live. He shared a great deal of his knowledge with us in the book of Proverbs. People read his words and say “There’s wisdom in that.” Knowing the definition of wisdom, we see his knowledge only becomes wisdom when we apply it to our lives. In order for wisdom to take root, we must apply action to knowledge.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” To know this is one thing, but to experience it is totally different. There are many times the Lord will direct us in a way that makes absolutely no sense to us. When we trust Him and walk in the way He leads regardless of what it looks like to us, we’re walking in wisdom.
Proverbs 7:2-3 says “Keep My commands and you will live; guard My teachings as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.” Are you putting action behind these words? Are you studying the scriptures and allowing them to take root in your very being so you are never apart from them?
If we become pursuers of wisdom, we will experience a shift in our lives. We will go from simply believing in the Word of God to experiencing the Word of God. Experiencing the Word of God is experiencing Jesus for in John 1:1, 14 we learn Jesus is the Word and the Word is Jesus. Who and what are you pursuing today?