Both true wisdom and knowledge begin with the fear of the Lord, which is to hate pride, arrogance and perverse speaking. In obtaining wisdom and knowledge we are able to live a life that is purposeful and has meaning. Those who live without the knowledge of their created purpose are swept up in the busyness and whirlwind of a false lifestyle that consumes their time and strength and leaves them drained and without hope.
We are born into a life cycle that has been established by societies and men who are without Christ. They only know their own personal, selfish needs, desires and aspirations, which are rooted in control and power. This fallen state of mankind is all we have been taught and is the reason we see such conceit, haughtiness and superiority in every walk of life. This breeds disunity, divisions and hatred among people, classes and nations. There will not be a change until they obtain knowledge of God’s word and His created plan for their lives.
Proverb 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. NJV
Colossians 2:2 That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ. In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. NKJ
The knowledge of God and His kingdom principles arespiritually discerned. The nature of fallen mankind cannot understand or comprehend the ways of God because they appear to be foolishness in their sight. Satan comes to steal from the hearts of mankind the word of God that has gone forth to keep them in darkness so that they will not receive the light of God’s truth. Some people receive the word of God with joy but when persecution comes and the worries of this life comes at them hard, they wither in the heat of the battle, if the word which was sown has not taken root.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. NKJ
Mark 4:16 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. NKJ
Some people are just existing or living life that has no meaning or purpose, because they are living for the temporary existence of this world and not for the eternal life for which they were created. We see people being pushed to the margins of society as outcasts because they fail to meet some superficial materialistic ideas of their society. They may have been born in a family, community or nation that revolves around a hierarchy of us and them, the haves and the have nots and those with wealth and power and those without.
Some who are in authority are been blinded by the enemy and can only see the fleeting riches of this world. They cannot discern the true meaning and true essence of life, which is the eternal soul of humanity and was created to esteem, honor and reflect the person of God as seen in the life of Jesus Christ.
It is God who gives us understanding through the power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus who died that we may receive this revelation. We are to pray and ask that our eyes be opened to see the wonders and the hidden mysteries of His word.
Psalms 119:18 Open my eyes, that I may see wonderous things from Your law.
Ephesians 1:17-18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, NKJ
We are here to live a transitional life as one who is passing through on earth understanding that this is only temporary. We are here to engage, edify and encourage those around us as we display the love of God without hate and perverse speaking.God gave us all families, friends and communities to fulfill His purpose, to show His love and to bring Him glory in this passing life as we journey to our eternal destination.
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You. The only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. NKJ
Eternal life is knowing the only true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent to give us His word and to show us His way. Knowing someone takes time and we must listen to their words to hear and understand their heart. God has given us His word that we may know Him. God has shown us His heart and His love for humanity, in the life of Jesus Christ.