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Clint Morgan

No one disagrees that we all need knowledge now and in the future.

As we go through the different phases of our education, we constantly stack on more and more knowledge. This is good, but we should not be duped into thinking knowledge is all we need.

We are clearly exhorted to add several essential elements to our knowledge in 2 Peter 1:5-11—such as virtue…self-control…steadfastness…godliness…brotherly kindness…and love.

Verse nine of this passage establishes the significance of these qualities. We are explicitly told “…for whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.”

This is a clear challenge to constantly add to our knowledge.

The Scriptures show us many other qualities to add to our abundance of facts, figures, theories, philosophies, etc. We are cautioned against being caught up in this world’s ideas, ideals, philosophies, and behavior.

I propose another quality to add to our knowledge—wisdom.

Proverbs 24:13–14 says, “My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.”

Personally, I like the idea of having a future, and I certainly do not want my hope to be cut off. Wisdom is a great addition to our knowledge

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