Thursday, April 14, 2011


It is knowledge that a tomato is a fruit. It is wisdom to not put it in a fruit salad. 

Knowledge is knowing what to do. Wisdom is knowing why you do it. 
I think that this is one of the most significant things that I took from conference. We know lots of things as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints. Memorize scriptures, quotes, sayings. People can tell you dates and people and events. Some can tell you places, and setting. Some can unfold the complexities that few ever find. This all works together to tell us what to do.
But it is never enough
We must apply to wisdom.Wisdom is being able to put everything that you know into a proper perspective and then after sorting through the most important things first finding out what you need to do and then asking God why you need to do it. That is when testimony comes. When we can gain learning that invites us to change our lives for ever and then ask God, "Why?" 
He will tell us all things that we need to know and help us to see the end from the beginning. Who we will become if we do the things that are required. In so doing we learn about and gain a personal relationship with the Master because as we seek to do His will we are becoming like He is. Therefore our relationship grows with Him. Then we seek to become more like Him and learn more about Him and cycle upwards in faith, hope and charity. 
The knowledge of who saw the gold plates, and when they saw them and where they saw them is interesting. The testimony that they saw them  by the gift and power of God and that they are true and because they are true I need to repent and seek forgiveness everyday is wisdom.

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