Knowledge and character have little value until it (sec.) is applied. (Jacqueline Hodges, educator)

The Bible says that wise people treasure knowledge, and certainly it’s helpful to store up facts and data that relate to life and living. It’s also good to establish a reputation of high moral character. But both of these valued traits, as Hodges suggests, are only of limited personal value if they are not translated into productive and meaningful work.

Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge . . . and knowledge with self-control. . . . The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be (1 Peter 1:6-8).