Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom. How do we bring this to our marriages and our homes therefore our family?

Knowledge, from the looks of it has been cornered by the search engines. They have not even scratched the surface. It must be based in truth. Knowledge as defined by the dictionary.


acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition: knowledge of many things.familiarity or conversance, as with a particular subject or branch of learning: A knowledge of accounting was necessary for the job.acquaintance or familiarity gained by sight, experience, or report: a knowledge of human nature.the fact or state of knowing; the perception of fact or truth; clear and certain mental apprehension.awareness, as of a fact or circumstance: He had knowledge of her good fortune.something that is or may be known; information: He sought knowledge of her activities.the body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time.the sum of what is known: Knowledge of the true situation is limited.Archaic. sexual intercourse.Compare carnal knowledge.

Understanding, can be tough for some because its takes more focus, correction, attention, presence, clarity of thought and is built on knowledge. The dictionary defines it.

mental process of a person who comprehends; comprehension; personal interpretation:
My understanding of the word does not agree with yours.
intellectual faculties; intelligence; mind:
a quick understanding.
superior power of discernment; enlightened intelligence:
With her keen understanding she should have become a leader.
knowledge of or familiarity with a particular thing; skill in dealing with or handling something:
an understanding of accounting practice.
a state of cooperative or mutually tolerant relations between people:
To him, understanding and goodwill were the supreme virtues.
a mutual agreement, especially of a private, unannounced, or tacit kind:
They had an understanding about who would do the dishes.
an agreement regulating joint activity or settling differences, often informal or preliminary in character:
After hours of negotiation, no understanding on a new contract was reached.
the power of abstract thought; logical power.
Kantianism. the mental faculty resolving the sensory manifold into the transcendental unity of apperception.

characterized by understanding; prompted by, based on, or demonstrating comprehension, intelligence, discernment, empathy, or the like:
an understanding attitude.

Wisdom and how we might understand it may vary but there is only one truth so let’s look at how its defined. It can be described as the application of knowledge. By far its the least understood of all three and many people have pursued yet come no closer than where they began. Many descriptions speak mostly of the quest for it as opposed to attaining it.

the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.
scholarly knowledge or learning:
the wisdom of the schools.
wise sayings or teachings; precepts.
a wise act or saying.
(initial capital letter) Douay Bible. Wisdom of Solomon.

The Bible notes the three in regards to the family here:

Saying 21
3By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;
4through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.

Saying 22
5The wise prevail through great power,
and those who have knowledge muster their strength.
6Surely you need guidance to wage war,
and victory is won through many advisers.

Saying 23
7Wisdom is too high for fools;
in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.

Kidstrive to get the truth from one source.


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