When Solomon, David’s son became King, he had a powerful encounter with the Lord. (II Chronicles 1:7) The Lord God appeared to Solomon as he slept and asked him a simple question: “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon didn’t ask for great wealth. He didn’t ask for great power or the death of his many enemies. He asked for Wisdom. Why?
Solomon knew that wisdom and knowledge would cover every area of need in his vast Kingdom. He knew that when war needed to be waged against the enemy, wisdom would know what to do. He knew that if he was faced with a difficulty in ruling the people of God, wisdom would know what to do. God was pleased with Solomon’s answer. He was so pleased in fact that He gave Solomon everything he didn’t ask for! He had the wealth, he defeated the enemies and he had great power. The source of this power, wealth and victory was the wisdom from above.
Paul also prayed for wisdom:
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” – Ephesians 1:17
His prayer for the church was that through the spirit of wisdom and revelation we may know Him (the Lord) better! Surprise Sithole told us: “Wisdom is knowing the solution before the problem happens”.
Many want wealth, many more want knowledge, but we NEED wisdom.