“Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting, get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)
“First, we start with the intelligence with which we were born. To our intelligence we add knowledge as we search for answers, study, and educate ourselves. To our knowledge we add experience, which should lead us to a level of wisdom. In addition to our wisdom, we add the help of the Holy Ghost through our prayers of faith, asking for spiritual guidance and strength. Then, and only then, do we reach an understanding in our hearts—which motivates us to ‘do what is right; let the consequence follow.’ (Hymns, 1985, no. 237.) The feelings of an understanding heart give us the sweet spirit of assurance of not only knowing but doing what is right no matter what the circumstances. The understanding in our hearts comes from a close interdependence of study and prayer.” (Elder Robert D Hales.)
Scripture: Lean not unto thy own understanding… Proverbs 3:5
Wisdom; discernment, spiritual, education, God, intelligence, omniscience, of God, Holy Ghost, Gifts of wisdom, knowledge, learn, prudence, understanding, wise.
Exodus 28:3 ‘…filled with the spirit of wisdom…’
1 Kings 4:29 God gave Solomon wisdom
Proverbs 1:17 fools despise wisdom
wisdom is greater than rubies or gold, better than strength (which made me think of David and Goliath)
Isaiah 29:14 wisdom of the wise men shall perish
Luke 2:52 Jesus increased in wisdom
James 1:5 if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God; wisdom of God reveal hidden treasures; wisdom from God is pure, power, treasure, great, humbling, excelleth
wisdom – 1. the quality of having experiences, knowledge and good judgement, the quality if being wise.
2. the fact of being based on a sensible, wise thinking
3. the body of knowledge and experience that develops within a specific society or period of time
4. commonsense or good judgement
5. the ability to use knowledge and experience
Omniscience – mainly in religion, is the capacity to know everything there is to know – God is omniscience. An omniscience point of view in writing, is to know everything that can be known about a character, including; past history, thoughts, feelings, etc.
In Latin, ‘Omni’ means ‘all’ & ‘science’means ‘knowing’
David and Goliath
1 Samuel 16 –
Understanding – education, Holy Ghost, knowledge, mysteries of Godliness, scriptures, value of study, teaching, learn, leaning, wisdom, discernment, edification, intelligence, prudence, truth, inspirational –
1 Kings 4:29 understanding heart
Job 28:29 depart from evil is understanding
Psalms 32:9 ‘Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with a bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.’
Proverbs 3:5 lean not unto thy own understanding
Proverbs 14:29 he that is slow to wroth is of great understanding
Proverbs 16:22 understanding is the wellspring of life
1 Corinthians 14:20 be not children in understanding
Philippians 4:7 peace of God that passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and mind through Jesus Christ
Your Next Step. Elder Randall K Bennett. General Conference, October 2015
When faith is exercised, faith increases…
- Become as a child.
- Act in faith.
- Overcome the natural man.
- God’s grace
Next week’s scripture
“What I have spoken, I have spoken and i excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether is it by my own voice or the voice of my servants, it is the same.” Doctrine & Covenants 1:38