There are a lot of ways to mess up your life. It’s frightening how easy it is to make one small mistake that carries consequences that last a lifetime. There’s no way to avoid every mistake, and accidents will happen from time to time. But we can often be saved from those moments of reckless behavior by having a little wisdom.
The problem is that most people assume that knowledge is wisdom. Mere knowledge will not do the job. Some things are so tempting that just knowing better will not keep you out of it. Wisdom is more than knowledge. It includes a sense of right and wrong that helps you properly piece together knowledge to make the right decisions.
Let’s look at how King Solomon described this in Proverbs 5.