Obedience is the Key
Many pray and ask for wisdom; but knowledge, understanding, and wisdom are interdependant and acquired directly through obedience.
• Knowledge (the what)– the facts
• Understanding (the how and why)– ability to translate meaning from the facts
• Wisdom (the when)– knowing what to do next, given an understanding of the facts and circumstances
James 1:5-6 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Strong’s Definition: From peithō:
persuasion, that is, credence ; moral conviction
Strong’s Definition: …, obey, persuade, trust, yield.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.