Knowledge, they say, is power. This is true as today’s scripture readings exhort us to choose knowledge and wisdom above rubies, silver and gold. Even though these items are very precious, the Bible says that they cannot be compared to knowledge and wisdom. Thus wealth without wisdom is a loss.

Proverbs 24:4-5 read: “By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong, yes a man with knowledge increases strength.” This means that Knowledge can make one wealthy and grow in strength. Knowledge and wisdom work together to achieve results. One can mess up when you have knowledge without wisdom. Proverbs 2:6 says, “For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding”. Let us depend on God to endow us with these virtues.

Knowledge is defined as the information, skills and understanding that you have gained through learning or experience. Wisdom, on the other hand, is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as the ability to discern inner qualities and relationship (Insight) or having a good sense of judgement. We are encouraged to abound in seeking the right information, skill and understanding as they are very prominent in life. Someone can rob you of your personal belongings and wealth but can never rob you of your knowledge. If you have got the opportunity to be educated formally or informally, take it very seriously and learn more. Also seek God’s wisdom to apply your knowledge.