For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. ~Proverbs 2:6

In 2014 I created a website (that no longer exists) as a way to grow in my writing skills. It was called Wisdom Wins. That blog became the catalyst for many other writing opportunities and my overall writing career. I learned a lot during that season but most importantly, I began to have a strong passion for walking in the ways of wisdom.

It was at this point in my life when I truly began to realize that this world has little to offer in its promised happiness and success. Something greater has to guide us in our lives, or we will find ourselves wandering instead of building the Kingdom of God.

Which leads me to Solomon.

Solomon, the son of King David, was the wisest man in the world. His wisdom wasn’t limited to his expertise in a specific area or his life experiences. He didn’t just know how to run the kingdom he ruled—He knew how to rule the world he lived in.

The Bible tells us that Solomon’s wisdom was given to him by God in abundance. When given the opportunity to request anything from the Lord, Solomon humbly requested wisdom alone. He somehow understood the value and priceless nature of wisdom, and was willing to give up all the riches in the world for its constant companionship. This abundant wisdom is what Solomon possessed, and it’s what we will be diving deeper into as we explore the five pillars of wisdom found in the book of Proverbs.

Before we begin, I want you to consider something the Bible tells us in Proverbs 2:6. According to this verse, it is the Lord Who gives wisdom. However, a quick online search will reveal tons of other people offering their ‘wisdom’ as well. God isn’t the only one offering a form of wisdom. This is why James says, “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere” (James E:17, ESV). This is the wisdom we should desire because it comes from the One who created and knows all things.

Pause and Ponder: What other forms of wisdom have you found yourself seeking to help you navigate and understand life?