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Where Does Wisdom Come From?

   Posted by: Larry Vaughn   in Bible Study

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Fanciful depiction of Solomon on his throne
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King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived—except for Jesus. He recorded much of his wisdom in the Book of Proverbs, God‘s Book of Wisdom. The Bible explains how Solomon came to be so wise.

In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

. . . I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in . . . Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him,

Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast thou asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.  (1 Kings 3:5,7,9-13)

Wisdom comes from God, and there is no true wisdom apart from him. That explains why everything is in such a mess. Our leaders have no wisdom and no understanding.

God is amazingly generous. He offers wisdom to everyone who seeks it.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.  (James 1:5)

If only they would ask God for wisdom. Some of them don’t believe that God exists, and others don’t know him. All they have is their own so-called wisdom.


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6 comments so far

 1 

hey very nicely compiled…all of us require wisdom…so that we can judge b'w the good and bad….

July 14th, 2009 at 6:58 am
 2 

hey very nicely compiled…all of us require wisdom…so that we can judge b'w the good and bad….

July 14th, 2009 at 6:58 am
 3 

Dear Naomi,
Thank you for the encouraging words and thanks for reading my blog.
Larry

July 14th, 2009 at 10:03 pm
 4 

Dear Naomi,
Thank you for the encouraging words and thanks for reading my blog.
Larry

July 14th, 2009 at 10:03 pm
Deins
 5 

I thank you for the answer i’v been seeking for. May God bless you Vaughn,

October 2nd, 2011 at 2:42 am
 6 

God bless you, Deins. I’m so glad that I helped you. That’s why I’m writing this blog.

November 10th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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