There is much to ponder on in this chapter that is true, noble, pure, right, lovely, admirable à la Philippians 4:8.
How important is wisdom? We know theoretically, the answer is “very”. But check the fundamental truth Solomon points us to.
“The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.”
Solomon continues to exhort us to grasp hold of wisdom, to bind it around our necks and write it on the tablet of our hearts.
But this is wrapped around a core – That God made creation through WISDOM.
That’s how important it is!
It is interesting to think about when we create – It is not just skill and ability and power, but WISDOM.
When building the tabernacle God appointed men of skill and KNOWLEDGE (Bezalel and Oholiab, Exodus 31).
When Solomon built the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem he had Hiram from Tyre do much of the work, a man full of WISDOM, understanding and skill (1 Kings 7, 2 Chron 2).
Today, for us, as we are being built up as a spiritual house (1 Peter 2), a royal priesthood, a wonderful work of creation, looking forward to that better place (Rev 21) – We need wisdom! God’s wisdom.
Because it is the best investment we can make. Nothing else compares. Here’s Solomon’s exhortation.
“Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.”