³⁰Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. ³²“How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
A literate nobleman reading in a time not many could read nor have access to knowledge was present with knowledge but could have no understanding of the very knowledge he had at hand.
A deacon called Phillip had to supernaturally be translated from another location to bring understanding to a man that possessed valuable scrolls of knowledge.
Be sure Phillip was not in possession of the scrolls unless he was translated with them, by implication, I am saying Understanding can thrive where there’s or there’s not any knowledge.
To have understanding is to be illuminated.
¹⁵And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.¹⁶And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
To teach one with(in) understanding is to make wise, having all knowledge does not necessarily make one wise, having access to greater knowledge does not necessarily culminate into wisdom.(Solomon the wisest man lost understanding)
Experience in a thing will lead to wisdom, witnessing a thing can release wisdom, wisdom however is not necessarily experiencial, it may appear spontaneous yet it is underlying and founded on an invisible thing yet presently absent to the open eye, hidden to even the wise one, nonexistent to the knowledgeable one.
We can learn Wisdom from even dead men, their lives can inspire understanding even through wisdom.
Understanding is taught, one gateway to it is humility in overlooking possessed knowledge to get hold of that intangible yet tangible thing we’ve called understanding.
⁴For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. ⁵Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: ⁶That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let the mind of Christ be in You, then You’ll have Wisdom that will grant You Understanding.
¹My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. ²Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
⁷I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom. ⁸But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. ⁹Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment. ¹⁰Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion. ¹¹Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say. ¹²Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words: ¹³Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man. ¹⁴Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches. ¹⁵They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking. ¹⁶When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no