Knowledge And Understanding
According to Wikipedia definition, Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, that can include facts, information, descriptions, and/or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to both the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); and it can be more or less formal or systematic. In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology, and the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as “justified true belief.” There is however no single agreed upon definition of knowledge, and there are numerous theories to explain it.
Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, learning, communication, association and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgment in human beings. In the field of organizational knowledge management, the term is used to mean “the confident understanding of a subject with the ability to use it for a specific purpose if appropriate.”
Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
Knowledge, prudence or wisdom is one thing but understanding is another thing though they are inseparable. They are somewhat related to each other.
Prov 7:4 Tell wisdom, “You are my sister.” Call understanding your relative,
Prov 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
The wisdom about this world is nothing compared to God.
1 Cor 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
And this is the test by which men are judged: the light has come into the world and men have more love for the dark than for the light, because their acts are evil.
Jas 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
Prov 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor man that hath understanding searcheth him out.
Dan 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
The people were astonished with Jesus Christ wisdom and mighty works but he said, a prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house.
Mk 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
Jesus did it, the apostles did it, today it’s our turn to do it without thinking. All we need is a mouth and a wisdom from the holy spirit.
Lk 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer.
Lk 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
O how deep is the wealth of the wisdom and knowledge of God! no one is able to make discovery of his decisions, and his ways may not be searched out.