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Here is a definition of the difference between Knowledge and Wisdom.

“Knowledge is information of which someone is aware. Knowledge is also used to describe the confident understanding of a subject, potentially with the ability to use it for a specific purpose.

Wisdom is the ability to make correct judgments and decisions. It is an intangible quality gained through our experiences in life.”   

Here is another quote that makes it even simpler.

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing   not to put it in a fruit salad.”

Jesus was looking for His disciples to celebrate His presence and to love life and not to allow a list of rules to dictate their life.

If knowledge is knowing lots about everything, wisdom is being able to retain and implement what we’ve learnt in practical applications. For example, we all have that friend who’s very knowledgeable about health, diet, and fitness.

“You shouldn’t eat that pancake and cream. It’ll make you fat.”

Yet that person is painfully overweight and clearly doesn’t follow his own advice. I would consider this friend somewhat knowledgeable. Knowledge is easy. Wisdom takes effort, trial, error, pain, blood, sweat, and tears. That’s why there are so few people in this world who are truly wise. It’s a lifelong practice.

We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.” 1 Corinthians 8:1, NKJV.