The English Dictionary, In British English: Wisdom is ability to use knowledge and experience, to make good decisions and judgements
In American English: Wisdom is the ability to make good judgements based on what you have learned from your experience. Or the knowledge and understanding that gives you ability.
The Above is a day-to-day wisdom, knowledge and judgement
Then there is the Wisdom that comes from God. Proverbs 4:7 King James Version “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
Principal thing meaning: main /primary/key /topmost/uppermost thing/ And whilst you are getting the wisdom, get understanding. In other words, understand the wisdom that you are getting.
Where does this principal thing come from
“The Lord giveth wisdom: and out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6 King James Version
God gives wisdom, and it consists of knowledge and understanding. God gives understanding of His knowledge that He gives out
Solomon asks for wisdom
In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, “Ask [Me] what I shall give you.”
6 Then Solomon said, “You have shown Your servant David my father great lovingkindness, because he walked before You in faithfulness and righteousness and with uprightness of heart toward You; and You have kept for him this great lovingkindness, in that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is today.
7 So now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king in place of David my father; and as for me, I am but a little boy [[d]in wisdom and experience]; I do not know how to go out or come in [that is, how to conduct business as a king].
8 Your servant is among Your people whom You have chosen, a great people who are too many to be numbered or counted. 9 So give Your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart [with which] to judge Your people, so that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge and rule this great people of yours”
9 So give your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart[with which] to judge Your people, so that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge and rule this great people of Yours?”1 Kings 3: 5-9 Amplified Bible(AMP)
Solomon asked for Wisdom from the Lord
An understanding heart to judge and rule
Discernment to differentiate between good and evil
The reason: He was but a child: in wisdom and experience as a king
And the people were many
what did God say about it?
10 Now it pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.
11 God said to him, “Because you have asked this and have not asked for yourself a long life nor for wealth, nor for the lives of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to recognize justice,
12 behold, I have done as you have asked. I have given you a wise and discerning heart(mind),so that no one before you was your equal, nor shall anyone equal to you arise after you.
13 I have also given you what you have not asked, both wealth and honor, so that there will not be anyone equal to you among the kings, for all your days.
14 If you walk in My ways, keeping My statues and My commandments, as your father David did, then I will lengthen my days.” 1 Kings 3:10-14 Amplified Bible(AMP)
Note: God was pleased that Solomon asked for a heart to recognize justice. Solomon was more concerned about doing the right thing before God. He had the opportunity to ask for his personal needs to be met but he went for the heart of God. Doing whatever we do as unto the Lord. And hey Solomon got more.
This brings me to the Scripture that says, “But first and most importantly seek(aim at,strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness[His way of doing and being right-the attitude and character of God],and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 Amplified Bible
What happened after
Solomon gives wise judgement in 1 Kings 3:16-27.
In 1 Kings 4:1-34 We tells about Solomon’s wealth. And how wise he became. His fame was very great. His fame was known in all the surrounding nations.
32 He also spoke 3000 proverbs and his songs were 1,005
33 He spoke of trees, from the cedar which is in Lebanon to the hyssopthat grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and fish.
34 People came from all the people(nations) to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom
I am thinking Woo, what kind of a human being was this.Something super-natural was going on with this man. He got the wisdom of God.This was not natural wisdom. God had breathed on him. He had a portion of the wisdom of God.
Greater than Solomon
Luke 11:31 The Queen of the South(the kingdom of Sheba) will rise up in the judgement with men of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and look, something greater than Solomon is here.
Because the Queen of Sheba came from Ethiopia.And asked Solomon difficult questions. And was mesmerized by how wise Solomon was. Therefore the Bible is saying if she admired Solomon like that. On judgement day,she will condemn those that did not believe the works of Jesus. Because they were not honoring the kingdom of God/the works of Jesus. Jesus, Who is greater than Solomon.
Jesus is Wisdom unto us. I Corinthians 1:30
Jesus is the Word of God. The Word of God is the wisdom of God. When we read and listen to the word of God, we need to ask for understanding. Which is revelation. So that we can judge situations wiselyhttp://superiordomain.net/the-word/
Aha, Solomon received the wisdom of God, from God. Therefore he received the mind of God.He received the thoughts of God. No wonder the man was a genius. No wonder he knew a lot. Christ is our wisdom and He is the Word.
wouldn’t you wanna move in the wisdom to.
I want to move in the wisdom of God. I’m in.Let’s Stay in the Word. Read it. Meditate on it. Ask for God to make you understand it. Then your life and mine will be prosperous. James 1:5 New International Version 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. God wants to give us wisdom for every area of our lives. In parenting, as wives, children, husbands and our jobs. God is generous.
Joshua 1:8 Amplified Bible This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read[and meditate on]it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be successful.