February 8, 2012
Word of Wisdom
Phonetic Spelling: (log’-os)
Short Definition: a word, speech, divine utterance, analogy
Definition: a word, speech, divine utterance, analogy.
Phonetic Spelling: (sof-ee’-ah)
Short Definition: wisdom
Definition: wisdom, insight, skill (human or divine), intelligence.
The word this week is actually two words – word of wisdom. Which quite literally means…
A divine utterance or analogy full of divine insight or intelligence.
Now this wisdom is not man’s wisdom. This is reiterated repeatedly in the New Testament in an attempt to distinguish that there is definitely a man’s wisdom and God’s wisdom and that they are not the same and not to be confused as the same.
We need both in our lives. We need to know certain truths. We teach our children these truths in the hope that they will lead responsible lives as they mature.
You look both ways before you cross the street
You don’t spend more money than you make
You don’t engage in illegal activity
You treat others fairly and kindly
You give an honest day’s work for your wage