What was the first thing that God created in the earth? The Bible says, Get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she will promote you; She will bring you honor when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you (Proverbs 4:7-9). Solomon personified (come to life) the word, “wisdom.” as though it were a person. Why? Apparently, Solomon knew the mystery behind the word, “wisdom.”
Solomon was a young man when he was chosen by God to build the temple of the Lord and govern the Nation of Israel, he was called to leadership. Solomon had no skills, nor education. He told God that he did not know how to “carry out his duties.” Then Solomon asked God to give him wisdom and a discerning heart to govern God’s people. God was please with Solomon’s request and granted him wisdom. Because Solomon did not ask for wealth, long life or riches, God added wealth and honor. Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived, because he depended on the wisdom of the Lord, instead of the wisdom of the world. Do you need an education to receive godly wisdom? No. Did you know that the wisdom of the world is not the same as the wisdom of God? What is the difference? The wisdom of the world is foolishness to God. God’s way of thinking is not like the world’s. God said, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, the intelligent of the intelligent I will frustrate (1Corinthians 1:19). While enriching the minds of our youth, encourage and teach them that education is vitally important, however, you must admonish them to understand that without wisdom, knowledge is useless. God does not want our faith to rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power (1 Corinthians 2:5).
Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the church of the Colossians and the church of Laodicea concerning the spread of false teaching. Here is what Apostle Paul said, “My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:2-3). So Jesus Christ is the wisdom and power from God. What is success in the eyes of God? In society today people are motivated by fame and fortune. But God has a purpose and plan for your life, already setup, before the world began. God’s view of success is moral character, and devotion to obeying Him. Solomon says, “They hated knowledge, and chose not to fear the Lord ”(Proverbs 1: 29). The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline (Proverbs 1:7). “Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living there own way”(Proverbs 1:29).
God’s plan for you is not for you to be “independent,” but to be “dependent,” upon Him and His way. When you decide to choose your own way of success, you frustrate the grace of God (Galatians 2:21). God wants to be a part of your education. He wants you to apply His wisdom to your daily lives, your work places, churches, schools and your homes. Solomon was a great leader and a wise man. He built the Temple of Israel, and managed over 30,000 workers, all through the wisdom of the Lord. You are called to be leaders, earthly administrators, builders and rulers who have dominion in the earth. But you must apply the wisdom of the Lord, or all you have achieved will be in vain.
Parents, encourage your children to pursue their education, and complete it. But remember to admonish them to seek the truth, and understand that without the wisdom of the Lord, knowledge is ineffective. God is wisdom, therefore, in the beginning, wisdom was here first, hovering over the waters, He is distinct from His creation. He is eternal, and in control of the world.
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding, it is established, through knowledge, its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures (Proverbs 24:3-4)
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you (James 1:5).