In the Merriam Webster on-line dictionary, the first listed definition (signifying that it is the most widely used sense of the word) notes that wisdom is: “accumulated philosophic or scientific learning.” Conceiving wisdom as an accumulation of knowledge, however, is problematic since not all knowledge is wise. For instance, the pseudo-science of phrenology which studied the shape of the skull to determine was once widely considered as a viable knowledge and would thus qualify as wisdom. Phrenology “is based on the false assumption that mental faculties are located in brain "organs" on the surface of the brain and can be detected by visible inspection of the skull. The Viennese physician Franz-Joseph Gall (1758-1828) claimed there are some 26 "organs" on the surface of the brain which affect the contour of the skull, including a "murder organ" present in murderers.”
Not all knowledge leads to right action or a better life, so just ordinary knowledge should not be considered wisdom. Wisdom is something that should improve one’s character, lead to better life skills, lead to a better life overall, and lead the person closer to God. We are taught in Psalm 111:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.” Also, we are taught the importance of humility and choosing to do good in Proverbs 3:7: “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.” Proverbs 11:2 echoes this sentiment, “When pride comes, then comes shame;
But with the humble is wisdom.” In short, wisdom is “God knowledge” that insures right living.
I pray that you will all be filled with His wisdom, power, and joy.