"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."
Charles H. Spurgeon
I say it is a good quote, but as I copied and pasted it, I have to admit that I felt that little twang inside of me that said, "Listen to what you read, You Fool!"
I have spent a long time in Christian School, in Church, in Bible Colleges, and now as a Bible teacher. In all of that time I have learned quite a bit about the Bible. I, in no way, consider myself a true Bible Scholar, but I have definitely become a true Bible student. I have a regular flow of Bible knowledge coming at me, and I try to take it all in... The question on the table, though, is, "Do I have a right use of that knowledge?"
I am not going to seek to answer that question in full on this blog. Partially because blogs are not the best place to do a true soul-search, but mostly because I don't have the time. I need to be getting ready for school not visiting blogger!
I will say that my use of knowledge is sporadic. I know the right thing to do, but I don't always do it. The areas that I forget the most lie in the categories of patience and diligence. Quite often I become impatient with people. I usually keep it hidden, but it is still there. I let it out on my children from time to time. Lord, forgive me for my faults. And even though, in some circles, I have become known for my diligent labors (especially at the moving company) I still grow weary and begin to "demand" my down time. Which of course leads to more impatience.
So there you go. A post that was supposed to be a short little Quote of the Day kind of post has turned into something more. Oh well. If you read this far, feel free to share: How are you doing with your use of knowledge?