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Knowledge

What is Knowledge

  • Fear of the Lord
    • Proverbs 1:7— The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    • Proverbs 2:2-5— making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; 3 yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, 4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

From Where

  • Lord
    • Proverbs 2:6— For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

How to Obtain

  • Be Disciplined
    • Proverbs 12:1— Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Why is Knowledge Important

  • Confidence
    • Proverbs 3:13,26— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,… 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
  • Great Gain
    • Proverbs 3:13-14— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, 14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than
  • Honor
    • Proverbs 3:13,16— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,…16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
  • Intelligence
    • Proverbs 18:15—An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
  • Long Life
    • Proverbs 3:13,16— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,…16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
  • Peace
    • Proverbs 3:13,17,24-25— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,… 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 24 If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. 25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes,
  • Righteousness
    • Hosea 4:6— My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
    • Proverbs 2:6,9— For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;… 9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;
  • Strength
    • Proverbs 24:5—A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
  • Understanding
    • Proverbs 15:14— The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
  • Wealth
    • Proverbs 3:13,16— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,…16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

Wisdom

What is Wisdom

  • Fear of the Lord
    • Proverbs 2:2-5— making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; 3 yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, 4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
  • Pure, Peaceful, Gentle, Reasonable, Merciful, Good, Impartial, and Sincere
    • James 3:17— But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

From Where

  • Lord
    • Proverbs 2:6— For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

How to Obtain

  • Righteousness
    • Proverbs 2:7— he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
  • Seek Knowledge
    • Proverbs 18:15—An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
  • Ask God
    • James 1:5— If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Why is Wisdom Important

  • Confidence
    • Proverbs 3:13,26— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,… 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
  • Great Gain
    • Proverbs 3:13-14— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, 14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.
  • Honor
    • Proverbs 3:13,16,35— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,…16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 35 The wise will inherit honor, but fools get
  • Listens to Advice
    • Proverbs 12:15— The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
  • Long Life
    • Proverbs 3:13,16— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,…16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
  • Peace
    • Proverbs 3:13,17,24-25— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,… 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 24 If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. 25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes,
  • Righteousness
    • Proverbs 2:6,9— For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;… 9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;
  • Strength
    • Proverbs 24:5— A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
  • Wealth
    • Proverbs 3:13,16— Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,…16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
  • Win War
    • Proverbs 24:6— for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.