Open Heavens daily devotional topic details Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:19 PM GMT+1
       Reset Password        Click here to sign up.
home page
       Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional online
Our Daily Bread
       The Good Seed Daily Devotional online
The Good Seed
       The LORD is near Daily Devotional online
The LORD is near
       Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional online
Andrew Wommack
       Billy Graham Daily Devotional online
Billy Graham
christian chat room
       general chat room
       trending chat room


KNOWLEDGE IS LIMITED details logo Open Heavens - Monday, August 11, 2014
by Pastor E.A Adeboye

Wisdom is commonly defined as the correct application of knowledge. Wisdom therefore feeds on knowledge, and the type of knowledge applied determines the type of wisdom you get. According to the Bible, there are many kinds of wisdom. There is the wisdom of words in 1 Corinthians 1:17, the wisdom of the world in 1 Corinthians 1:20 and the wisdom of God in 1 Corinthians 1:24. I am happy to inform you today that the only wisdom that is reliable is the wisdom of God; all other kinds of wisdom are grossly inadequate and limited in all ramifications. May the Lord open your eyes to see the inadequacies and limitations of human knowledge and wisdom in Jesus’ Name.

King Solomon was a man who God blessed with great wisdom. He said of himself in Ecclesiastes 1:16 that he had more than all who lived before him in Jerusalem, and that he had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. His fame as a wise king was so great that powerful kings and queens from kingdoms far and near visited Jerusalem to pay homage and to see things for themselves. However, despite the fame and success of this wise king, he could not hide his disappointment when he said: that which is crooked cannot be made straight, and that which is lacking cannot be supplied. He went on to say that with great wisdom comes great frustration and whoever increases knowledge merely increases his heartache. Obviously, the frustration and disappointment of King Solomon was as a result of his false impression that by wisdom, man could examine, redefine, redesign, correct or improve on the work of God.

Children of God may want to deny this fact, but it is a truism that haunts all great people. We tend to ascribe so much importance to human knowledge and wisdom far beyond its scope and real ability. Knowledge and wisdom are tools created by God to assist human beings to worship and glorify God through total obedience to His commandments. What good is knowledge and wisdom to the Almighty God if not for His purpose? Anything other than this is vain. Searching for knowledge for the sake of it is sure to leave anyone that will pursue such in a state of dryness and emptiness. I therefore pray that all your efforts in life will not end up as chasing after the wind in Jesus’ Name.

I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.
Ecclesiastes 1:16

Ecclesiastes 1:14-18

Bible in one year:
Mark 10:46-12:40
Job 20:1-19

Prayer Point:
Father, please give me great wisdom and help me to use it for your glory.


More From Our Daily Devotional Archives

Get God’s Opinion (1)
The Word for today
for Wednesday, January 29, 2014
by Bob and Debby Gass

Get God’s Opinion (1)

‘…The Lord does not look at the things man looks at…’ 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV
David’s father didn’t think he was qualified to be Israel’s next king. So when Samuel came looking for a successor to King Saul, he presented his eldest son Eliab, who was a general in the army. Samuel was impressed....More
Open Heavens
for Thursday, September 15, 2016
by Pastor E.A Adeboye


Genesis 3:6-10

Bible in one year:
Jeremiah 47:1-49:22
Psalms 59

Sing hymn 4

Self condemnation is a natural phenomenon that feeds on the human awareness of guilt. In the book of Genesis 3:10, Adam and Eve disobeyed God and...More
The Freedom of Relinquishment
Daily Devotionals
for Monday, September 20, 2021
by InTouch Ministries

The Freedom of Relinquishment

Matthew 19:16-26

We may think we have no attachments that come between us and the Lord, but He knows our heart better than we ourselves do. One Sunday as I was about to preach a sermon along those lines, God showed me something I had prioritized too highly. Then He let me know I needed to reconsider...More


For enquiries, notifications and ad placement send mail to [email protected]
Copyright 2012 - 2022 All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy || Terms & Conditions