“The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:9 NKJV
Wisdom is often defined as the right application of knowledge. Knowledge, on the other hand, is the acquisition of information and facts about a subject matter.
To put things in perspective, knowledge is being aware of the fact that in all God created, His priority is the salvation of all men. Wisdom is accepting that salvation and committing your life to make Christ known.
One way to know with certainty that you have learnt a concept or a lesson is when it is put to the test.
This is why schools conduct examinations for students from the primary level. From experience, we know that some questions cannot be answered by memorizing (cramming) the answers.
Some examination questions require an approach that shows an understanding of the concepts. If you write all that you memorized without understanding what is required of you, you might write out of point.
The scribes and Pharisees in Jesus’ day were usually out of point. They knew all that the law required of them but had completely missed the point of spiritual devotion! (Matthew 23:23)
Martha also displayed this characteristic, although with sincerity. She was more concerned with being hospitable than learning from Jesus’ feet like her sister, Mary.
“Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Luke 10:41-42 NKJV
Are you going through your Christian devotion with a religious routine? Do you know why you fellowship with God daily?
Spiritual devotion is important. However, it goes beyond scoring points with God. It’s necessary and should be viewed as such.
Don’t be carried away with activities. Apply the knowledge you have about Christ and prioritize the important things.