Difference between wisdom, knowledge, and prophecy?
Knowledge: accumulation of information and facts.
Understanding: It is the one who can see how one fact relates to another.
Wisdom: A person who has wisdom is able to combine knowledge with understanding and put them to work in a practical way.
A practical application of this is Jesus' parable of the two men , that each built a house. Read Matt 7:24-27
Matthew 7:24-27 (NASB)
The Two Foundations
24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine, and [a]acts on
them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And
the rain fell and the [b]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed
against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded
on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does
not [c]act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on
the sand. 27 And the rain fell and the [d]floods came, and the winds
blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and its collapse was
The one-man is described as wise, and so thinking ahead of the consequences, wisely build his house on the rock with good foundations. The other although knowing the facts went ahead and build his house on the sand and so when the rain came and the winds blew, the house fell. The scriptures refer to the wise person as using, sound or practical wisdom:
Proverbs 3:21, 23 (NASB)
21 My son, see that they do not escape from your sight; Comply with
sound wisdom and discretion, 23 Then you will walk in your way
securely, And your foot will not stumble. Prophecy:
1/ A Divine command,
Ezekiel 37:9-10 N (NASB)
9 Then He said to me, “Prophecy to the breath, prophesy, son of man,
and say to the breath, ‘The Lord God says this: “Come from the four
winds, breath, and breathe on these slain, so that they come to
life.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath entered
them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly
2/ A Divine revelation- Prophecy who slap you.
Luke 22:63-64 (NASB)
63 The men who were holding [a]Jesus in custody began mocking Him and
beating Him, 64 and they blindfolded Him and repeatedly asked Him,
saying, “Prophesy, who is the one who hit You?”
3/ Jesus reveals to the Samaritan woman things about her past.
John 4:17-19 (NASB)
17 The woman answered and said to Him, “I have no husband.” Jesus
*said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your
husband; this which you have said is true.” 19 The woman *said to Him,
“[a]Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.
4/ Foretelling the future.(Predictions are numerous in the scriptures.)
Isaiah 24:3 (NASB)
3 The earth will be completely laid waste and completely plundered,
for the Lord has spoken this word.
Jeremiah 2:4 (NASB)
4 Hear the word of the Lord, house of Jacob, and all the families of
the house of Israel.
Hebrews 1:1-2 (NASB)
God’s Final Word in His Son
1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many
portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us [b]in
His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He also
made the world.