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{Day 23} From Smart to Wise

They seem like they’d be the same thing, don’t they? Yes, I thought the same thing when this topic hit my mind. So then, I decided to look up their actual meanings. Here’s what I found:

Smart: Having or showing a quick-witted intelligence.
Wise: Having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgment.

Do you see the difference? One can be smart, while not being wise. This also works the other way around. One can be wise without necessarily being smart.

Think about it, how many times have you seen someone who’s very book smart, not displaying wisdom. Or what about a wise person not seeming to be very street smart? More often than not, I’m sure.

So the real task is blending these two ideals into one. The only way we can do that is by having consistent connection with the One who is not only wise, but also smart. The One who knows each of us better than we know ourselves. After all, He is the only one he is able to give wisdom when we ask, and to make us smart to the schemes of Satan, who wants nothing more than to knock us down a peg or two.

Which will you choose today? One without the other? Or both learned from the One who wants to give us all He can?

What have you been learning?

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