Jesus Is Wisdom.

“I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.” – Proverbs 8:12

This verse was penned by King Solomon – the very man who asked God for wisdom, over any other desires. (See 2 Chronicles 1 and 1 Kings 3.) God granted him the wisdom he requested and also gave him other benefits, including wealth and honor unimaginable, because God saw that Solomon asked to be given wisdom and knowledge for the purpose of being a better leader over his people, rather than seeking wealth or power for his own self. Unfortunately, despite these gifts, Solomon was still a sinner and made some unwise choices. This should remind us that we, too, are subject to wander from the path of wisdom, no matter how much God has given us.

Jesus is the ultimate standard of wisdom, as both fully God and fully man. His wisdom here on earth was shown by His righteous anger in the Temple (Matthew 21), yet He reminded us that, in our anger, we are not to sin (Psalm 4:4, Ephesians 4:26). Much of what is said on wisdom in Proverbs accompanies directives to be diligent and work hard to provide for your family.

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