Wisdom and Insight
Ephesians 1:8b

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.” Ephesians 1:8 HCSB

While the terms wisdom and understanding, i.e. insight, discernment, prudence, are similar in meaning, there are subtle differences. Wisdom is perceived as more intellectual, while understanding is more experiential and practical. Wisdom is knowledge, while understanding is knowing how to put that knowledge into action. Wisdom could be seen as a statement of faith, knowing and believing that God has redeemed and forgiven us in Christ. Understanding would be knowing how to live that faith out in a daily walk with Christ, a life of holiness and purity.

Lord Jesus, I yearn to learn the truths of Your Word, the Bible, and to put those truths into action in my daily life. Teach me and guide me to live in a way that praises and honors You.


  July 31, 2020   -  © Copyright 2020, Max D. Hutto.

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