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But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. (James 3:13-18)[
Originally posted by menguard
"Knowledge is having the power too act, when Wisdom is knowing when too act"
Originally posted by wellwhatnow
I understand what you are saying and I know that this isn't my thread. However, indulge me just one last question, then I will stop regardless of your answer and leave the rest to chemlabco.
If wisdom is the proper use of knowledge, and I have knowledge of how to repair flat tires, and I use this knowledge properly, would I be wise? I don't think so.
I would think that maybe your definition is good if we add one thing.
Could we say, "Wisdom is the proper use of the PROPER knowledge"? Maybe we are really getting somewhere with that.
My question is this: How will we know what the proper knowledge is if we are not already wise? In my original statement "We know it when we see it, don't we?" I left this a question, because I am not entirely sure.