Good Morning, Friend. I read a quote this week that made me giggle, and after that it made me think. As a lover of words, I have a deep appreciation

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Good Morning, Friend.

I read a quote this week that made me giggle, and after that it made me think. As a lover of words, I have a deep appreciation for writers who can pack so much truth and conviction into a one-liner.

The quote is from Miles Kington, a former British journalist. It goes, “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”

My garden is overrunning with ripe tomatoes, and I've been searching for things to do with them. I stumbled upon this quote as I was perusing Pinterest for recipes.

This catchy little word puzzle stuck with me and forced me to ponder the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Often when I hear those two words, my mind goes, "Yes, please! I'll have both with a side of fries."

But if I had to choose between knowledge and wisdom, well....I'd choose wisdom every time. You see, knowledge is quite pointless apart from the wisdom to apply it.

Charles Spurgeon once said, "Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom."

Some people say that wisdom comes with age, and with all due respect to those people, I heartily disagree with their assessment. In my experience, wisdom comes from God alone. The only role that age plays in the matter is that the longer we live, the more opportunity we have to seek wisdom from God.

James 1:5 says, " If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God,who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him."

Scripture also ties the two words together such a beautiful way, especially in Proverbs 2:6 where it says, "For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding."

Do you want wisdom? Do you seek knowledge?

Ask the Lord, dear friend! The Creator of the universe has offered both freely to you. Take time to read His word, to study His truth, and you will see the fruit of that study overflowing into your life and circumstance!

One of my favorite compliments to receive from others is, "Sarah, you are so wise for your age." I love this compliment because only a fool would take credit for their wisdom, One of the qualities of a wise person is knowing where their wisdom comes from, and if I possess any, it is only by the grace of God. Therefore I am easily able to give God the glory for His fruit in my life.

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16

God equips us for every good work by providing us with the knowledge and wisdom necessary for the task, and He deserves every ounce of the glory!

Until Next Time,
Sarah E Koontz


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