We all know someone we would consider wise. Maybe, just maybe as we are maturing and being sanctified by God, others will begin to call us wise. Solomon is considered the wisest man to have ever lived. What, or should I say Who made him this way? It was all a gift from God. Solomon, in humility and grace requested this gift from God, and God more than granted it to him. Along with it came wealth and prosperity and a long life. He was doubly blessed for his selflessness.
The first time we read about Wisdom in the Bible is in Genesis 3:6, where Eve is convinced that if she eats from the tree in the middle of the garden, she will get wisdom. Boy did she ever; yet this was not the kind of wisdom she should have wished for. When God gives us wisdom, it truly is a gift. When we take it from a forbidden source, it is not a gift at all.
Proverbs 2 tells us alot about Wisdom. Wisdom is a God-given gift; but it is also the result of really searching for it. Wisdom’s starting point is God and His Word. God gives it to only those who earnestly seek it. When we are on the path searching for Wisdom, we discover that true Wisdom is God’s and He guides us and rewards us for our sincere and persistent search.
Wisdom is gained through being consistent with our right choices in life. And when we fall into the pit and fail; we must learn from it, ask forgiveness and recover. All aspects of Wisdom are not developed at once, it is a constant process of moving towards God and deeper into His Word.
Just like Solomon, we can pray for Wisdom and then take the needed steps to develop our lives and choices and actions around being wise.
“with humility comes wisdom”
“better to get wisdom than gold”
“the man who loves wisdom brings joy”
“If you need Wisdom, ask our Generous God and He will give it to you”
“there are treasures of Wisdom and knowledge”
May we accept wisdom from the only One capable of giving it to us. Let us ask and we shall receive.