Thursday, July 12, 2018
Bible in one year: Proverbs 10
God gave Solomon wisdom and great discernment. His insights were as numerous as sand on the seashore. Solomon was wiser than any of the eastern leaders and wiser than anyone... He was wiser than anyone of his day... His reputation was known throughout the surrounding nations. Solomon wrote 3,000 proverbs and 1,005 songs.... People came from everywhere to hear Solomon’s advice. Every king on the earth heard of his wisdom. - (1 Kings 4:29-34, ISV).
Solomon’s fame as the most wonderful monarch of earth had made him renowned among the nations surrounding Israel and the distinguishing factor is wisdom. No wonder the Bible admonished that in all our getting, wisdom and understanding should be paramount. As the queen of Sheba heard of his great acts and wisdom she came to see it for herself. When she arrived, she claimed that she had not even heard the half of Solomon’s true greatness.
Wisdom, understanding and discernment attracts and commands admiration and attention. Bible said about Daniel: ‘Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men’ (Daniel 2:48). Daniel became the choicest governor in the land of his captivity because of the beauty of wisdom. A wise man need not worry about popularity because fame is the inheritance of the wise. No wonder the Bible said: ‘So make up your mind not to worry beforehand how to defend yourselves. For I will give you speech and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict’ – (Like 21:14-15).
Do you desire attention? Do you want to be distinguished among contemporaries? Then go after wisdom. No man of wisdom can ever be ignored or overlooked, they are in high demand. It makes you the reference point of the society and that is dominion.
If you have demonstrated wisdom in solving problems and proffering solutions, Whenever there is need for a problem to be solved etc, your name readily comes to the mind of the people.
Father grant me your divine wisdom, I pray that I will gain eternal wisdom and understanding on this day, fill me with the spirit of wisdom so that I can fulfill the dominion mandate. I dispel every darkness of ignorance around me today in Jesus’ mighty name I pray, Amen!