Lips Of Knowledge

“There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel” (Pro 20:15).

The Lord is the one who teaches or does not teach man knowledge.

“He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know? The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity” (Ps 94:10-11).

“All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it” (Pro 8:8-11).

God describes knowledge as a crown for our head. “The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge” (Pro 14:18).

Dispersing knowledge is like giving out precious jewels. “The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so” (Pro 15:7).

If we have any understanding at all we will seek more and more knowledge. “The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness” (Pro 15:14).

If we are prudent we will increase in the knowledge of God. “ The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge” (Pro 18:15).

Once we get knowledge we need to understand it. “Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge” (Pro 19:25).

To get understanding we must accept reproof. When the wise are instructed they receive knowledge. “When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge” (Pro 21:11).

Beth Johnson

The Scripture quotations in this article are from
The King James Version.

Published in The Old Paths Archive