TEN DANGEROUS POSSESSIONS
(GROWING UP IN GOD)
#2 KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT WISDOM
-After seeing our need for knowledge ( the knowledge of God ), we must then see our need for wisdom, for knowledge
becomes a dangerous possession when it is not bridled by wisdom. The apostle Paul told us in 1st Corinthians 8:1,2
that … we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up ( causes one to be puffed up in pride ), but charity (
love ) edifies. And if any man think he knows any thing, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know … With this being
said, we can see that man finds himself in a maturing process of GROWING UP IN GOD. Each step of the journey is to lead us
to another level in God. To stop at any one of these levels is to not completely grow into all that God has for you.
-Knowledge without wisdom becomes a dangerous possession, causing people to be elevated into thinking more highly
of themselves than they ought to. Many people go about spewing out their knowledge to everyone, hoping that others will recognize
how smart they are. They try as much as possible to use big words that neither they nor their listeners understand. They lean
on intellect rather than the Holy Spirit, always using an abundance of words, hoping to confuse the listener while maintaining
the upper hand in the conversation.
-Proverbs 17:27,28 states, … He that has knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of
an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of
understanding ( WISDOM … i.e., A WISE MAN ) … What a beautiful scripture! This shows that knowledge, when it is
accompanied by wisdom, becomes very beneficial and fruitful in the Kingdom of God. But knowledge without wisdom becomes dangerous,
hurtful, and begins to STINK with the smell of self-righteousness.
-WISDOM is that godly attribute that knows how to, when to, and in what manner to distribute knowledge. Knowledge
that is spoken in love ( at the right time ) is more precious than all that this world has to offer. So … Let us GROW
UP IN GOD, praying for zeal, knowledge, and wisdom to be added to our Christian walk. As this takes place, we will find ourselves
growing up into the son of God that we are called to be. We will find that people will be drawn to us to see what it is in
our life that causes us to walk in such zeal, knowledge, and …