February 15, 2012
word of knowledge
phonetic spelling: (log’-os)
short definition: a word, speech, divine utterance, analogy
definition: a word, speech, divine utterance, analogy.
phonetic spelling: (gno’-sis)
short definition: knowledge, doctrine, wisdom
definition: knowledge, doctrine, wisdom. functional (“working”) knowledge gleaned from first-hand (personal) experience, connecting theory to application; “application-knowledge,” gained in (by) a direct relationship and is only as good as the relationship.
this week we are talking about word of knowledge. in i corinthians 12 it is the second in the list of the gifts of the spirit. it comes right after word of wisdom and the two are like twins in that they very often are present together.
colossians 2:2-4, 8
2) that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of god’s mystery, that is, christ himself, 3) in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4) i say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument….
….8 ) see to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to christ.