It is clear that the Bible ties both understanding and wisdom together. “Wisdom” is the more poetic form of the idea and also the more athletic or active of the two as well. Understanding points to the mental embracing of whatever it is in view. Wisdom speaks of the more applicational view of that same idea or issue. Job 28:28 is one of the more famous of the ideas concerning the both of them and speaks clearly of what we are talking about:
‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
And to depart from evil is understanding.’ ”
And before honor is humility.