The beginning of knowledge
We at Landmark’s Freedom Baptist Curriculum believe that learning is important. As an educational outreach ministry of Landmark Baptist Church, everything we produce is designed to help the student achieve high academic standards. In every subject, we have designed the material to be challenging enough to drive the truths and concepts deeply into the mind of the student.
Everything we offer is built upon the foundation of God’s Word, the old King James Bible. It is amazing to study what God has to say about things like History, Language, Science, Mathematics, and Literature.
The Bible itself tells us in Proverbs 1:7,
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
The beginning of wisdom
More importantly, everything we do is directed to the heart of the student. So as we pray that we can help you find knowledge, we would like to offer you something much better. That would be wisdom. Knowledge is what you know. Wisdom is what you do with what you know. James 4:17 says,
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
Many people are very smart, but live as fools. That is the difference between knowledge and wisdom. There are also many people who are rather simple in their knowledge, and yet have remarkable wisdom. What a great goal it would be for you to strive for both!
Again, the ultimate source of wisdom is found in the Bible. In Proverbs 9:10 we read,
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
Do you personally know the One who is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom? To fear the LORD is not to be driven away from Him because He scares you. The fear of the LORD is to have a respect for Him knowing His authority in your life. That is a good thing and will draw you closer to Him.
Take this short quiz to see if you really have what it takes for knowledge and wisdom:
1. Have you ever disobeyed God?
2. Do you think you should be punished for disobeying God?
3. Do you know that He took your punishment to make it possible for you not to have to be punished?
4. Have you ever believed and accepted His offer to take your place?
1. Have you ever disobeyed God? Yes, according to Romans 3:23,
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
2. Do you think you should be punished for disobeying God? Well, God says you should. Romans 6:23,
“For the wages of sin is death…”
3. Do you know that He took your punishment to make it possible for you not to have to be punished? He sure did. Romans 5:8,
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
and 2 Cor 5:21,
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
4. Have you ever believed and accepted His offer to take your place? This is a promise with your name on it. Romans 10:13,
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Remember, wisdom is what you do with what you know! John 13:17,
“If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.”
A good explanation of how to do this is found HERE