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Knowledge and Wisdom – 7 May 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

Frank’s sermon that we chose for publication on our website today, Sunday May 7th, was originally delivered 2 May 1993. The sermon’s title is “The Reverence of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom.”

I enjoy reading and preparing Frank’s sermons for publication, and this one gave me lots of food for thought. I think you will probably enjoy reading it, too.

Here are some quotations from Frank’s sermon for today:

“Wisdom is the ability to put the knowledge you have learned into practice in a way pleasing to the Lord.”

“To have knowledge and not put it to use in this way is very foolish, for it won’t profit you or anyone else. It is as good as having nothing. In fact, it might even be worse than having nothing, for we are responsible for what we know. Note what we are told in Ezekiel 33:30-33.”

“To understand this is knowledge, but to apply it to your life, is wisdom.”

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