There is a big difference between Wisdom and Understanding but unfortunately for some people they do not recognise this and get the two confused.
Firstly wisdom is a gift ones gets from God through asking for it or through longevity of experience.
Jas 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him.
Pro 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Ecc 1:16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.
Understanding however is something a person has to pursue after in order to obtain it. In God’s perfect will, the two work hand in hand and the gift of wisdom helps to direct the understanding a person gets.
Pro 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Unfortunately as we are living in a fallen world many people have gained a lot of understanding in many different areas, but they do not submit that understanding under God’s wisdom and that is why we see many human advancements that are going directly against God’s nature.
On the flip side there are many people in the church who do not reach their full potential because they never go out obtain the knowledge they need in order to advance themselves out of their current situations. They live with their head in the clouds, so much so that even when God brings something their way in order to help them, they miss it.
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem and the donkey and wept over the city, it was because the people who had all of the information from the prophets, they had all of the law accessible to them, all of the scriptures which spoke of him and yet they did not have the wisdom and understanding to recognise the day of their visitation:
Luke 19:37 And when He had come near, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, all the multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen,
Luk 19:38 saying, Blessed is the King coming in the name of the Lord! Peace in Heaven and glory in the highest!
Luk 19:39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to Him, Teacher, rebuke your disciples.
Luk 19:40 And He answered and said to them, I tell you that if these should be silent, the stones would cry out.
Luk 19:41 And as He drew near, He beheld the city and wept over it,
Luk 19:42 saying, If you had known, even you, even at least in this day of yours, the things for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
Luk 19:43 For the days will come on you that your enemies will raise up a rampart to you, and will surround you, and will keep you in on every side.
Luk 19:44 And they will tear you down, and your children within you, and will not leave a stone on a stone because you did not know the time of your visitation.
We have a responsibility to gain understand in certain area’s to know the times we are living in, to be able to put ourselves in a position where we can help others through the knowledge we have obtained.
The Son of Issachar had the wisdom to discern the times Israel where in but also the knowledge of what they should be doing. 1Ch 12:32
We have been put in the privileged position of being able to gain the knowledge of how to help people in their health and finances. We have knowledge that people need to know.
There are stories over 24 years of people with products and in the business which testifies of the information about Reliv to be true.
However many people you speak to will not be either ready to receive it or their heads will be so far in the clouds that they will not want to receive it. Does that make the knowledge you have not be to true? Of course not!
You have to have the wisdom to know when to move on and when to re-address the issue with that person.
If you are lacking wisdom in that area, ask God for it.
Jason Gregory Business & Mentor
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