“You’re blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom, when you make friends with Madame Insight.” Proverbs 3:13
When I googled, “Wisest person in the world” I got the answer “King Solomon.” God granted Solomon one wish, and he asked for wisdom. Solomon appeared to be a well-rounded man–prolific writer, poet, diplomat, scientist, architect, and manager. Yet, as wise and talented as he was, he lost insight. Solomon’s lust for earthly treasurers and power kept him from being obedient to God.
Bible historians believe Solomon wrote Proverbs–the book of wisdom–during the middle portion of his life. Perhaps through all the temptations he faced, similar to the ones we face today, he gained insight and became an even wiser man.
As a kid I thought my mother, father, teachers, and pastors to be some of the wisest people I knew. As an adult, I see that wisdom comes from education, the road of hard knocks, life-lessons learned from trial and error, and in “fearing” God. Solomon tells us we need to buddy up with Lady Insight to become a partner with Lady Wisdom. We hope by mid-life we figure this out and can be seen by our children and younger people as being wise and insightful.
Dear Lord, it is my prayer that Lady Wisdom and Lady Insight be my constant companion. Amen.