Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor. Ecclesiastes 7:12
Knowledge is the awareness of how certain things in life work. Within the realm of knowledge there are thousands of areas of expertise. However when it comes to our creator, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.
Knowledge is gained by knowing the consequences and benefits from the things done in life that stems from experience and study. Once a wise man learns the cause and effect of things, he can take specific steps to avoid failure by planning to do things in procedures that agree with the task. The prudent man that wants to improve his life looks for a course of action that he can benefit and not harm others in the process. Proven methods and common sense guides the prudent man to improve his life to become successful. Ultimately knowledge is a resource that saves oneís life.
Christians believe that the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and they revere him because he does not discriminate over the reason why the person seeks knowledge but gives it freely.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Proverbs 1:7
The knowledge of God deals primarily with behavior, not with the knowledge of the world. The worldís method of correcting moral behavior is to incarcerate individuals in a system of rehabilitation that seldom teaches them how to behave in society. God teaches men a specific behavior that will be accepted by both him and the men and women of the world. However, let it be known that God will determine the worthiness of man when he judges man according to what he has done during his lifetime.
Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. Revelation 22:12
The knowledge of God has made it plain that he owns everything on the face of the earth and because of this he can and will demand an accounting from everyone. He gave us the golden rule to instruct us of a way to do to others what you would have them do to you. He concluded that the golden rule sums up the Law and the Prophets. (). The inspired word of God teaches us the morals and the expected behavior of Godís way of life. Applying Godís morals to our life is the only way we can derive his holiness. God asks that we take his word to heart because he is coming soon and will judge everyone according to his or her behavior.
For the Christian, the beginning of knowledge is a sincere reverence for God. Christians know that God is the beginning and end of what we call life. In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, he formed man out of the dust of the earth. We also know that bible says that it is appointed once to die and then the judgment. The judgment day marks the end of our earthly life and the beginning of our life in the hereafter. God was involved with your birth and you will return to him to be judged according to the deeds you created. The knowledge we gain from knowing God between the beginning and the end of our life is what prepares us for eternal life with our Father.
The knowledge of God and of his divine nature has been made plain to mankind. God created everything in such manner that man could understand him through what he made. However, there are intelligent men who see life from a scientific perspective and who prefer to see life through science looking at Godís creation without seeing any involvement of God. Man faces a dilemma, how do men determine the right knowledge needed to live before God and man.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight 1 Corinthians 3:19, but the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing. 1 Corinthians 1:18
The rational man seeks knowledge that will shape his life and his profession in a positive fashion. Prudent men will not chase after anything considered foolishness for fear of failure or being deceived. The need for good information that benefits your desires and goals often determines your interest for additional knowledge. However, man can be rational and prudent but be so involved in being successful in their financial affairs that they neglect the things that promote life.
Christians are aware that life on earth is but a twinkling of an eye compared to the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Jesus said that eternal life is the outcome of knowing both God and the son. Ultimately, God has an abundance of life to give but he is also a source of knowledge.
Those who know God understand that God is our Father that translated us out of the world into his Sonís kingdom. They understand that God knows them personally and that they have made a commitment to love and obey him. They confess Jesus Christ as Lord of their life and commit themselves to turn away from sin and shun evil. The knowledge of God is the key, a sure foundation, a store of salvation and wisdom that leads you to revere the Lord. () God redeemed us from the control of Satan and adopted us into the kingdom of his Son through the forgiveness of sin, (). Through Jesus Christ who lives in us, we have access to the father who gives us wisdom without finding fault. ()
The secrets of the kingdom of heaven have been given to your fellow Christians through the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Jesus led a sinless live, but he came to give everyone the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of sins. Anyone who becomes Godís son or daughter is asked to renew their mind to make it obedient to the knowledge of their Lord and Savior. The knowledge that comes from the mouth of God has empowered us through his promises to escape the corruption of this world caused by its evil desires. That knowledge of our Lord will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ().
Without knowledge men are doomed to live like infants who do not mature in wisdom, but becomes undisciplined and have no concern for others. Anyone who despises the knowledge of God is quick to do evil and become like the father of lies known as the devil. They are trapped in their ignorance not knowing the devil is real and they are doing the deeds of their father who was expelled from heaven and facing eternal torment.
The foolish person says there is no God and confirms his beliefs by scoffing at religion and rejects the knowledge of good and evil. They are filled with greed and depravity, evil thoughts, envy, strife, deceit and malice. They display their lack of morals becoming slanderers, insolent, arrogant and boastful of indecent behavior. They lack the discipline and social skills that their creator demands of all men. They not only reject the gospel, hate the authority, discipline and the foundation of truth that God lives by.