by Ami Hendrickson
So you shall know wisdom to be to your soul; if you have found it, then there will be a reward, your hope will not be cut off.
According to 1 Kings 3, God appeared to King Solomon in a dream and told him to ask for whatever he wished.
Solomon asked for wisdom, requesting the ability to tell the difference between good and evil while ruling over Israel. God approved of this humble request. He not only promised no one would ever be wiser, but He also granted riches and honor.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline,” Solomon said at the beginning of his Proverbs (1:7).
When he wrote about wisdom, he knew what he was talking about. Even now – several thousand years later – his thoughts on the matter are worth considering. Today’s verse comes from Proverbs 24: a chapter that extols the benefits of wisdom, including:
“Through wisdom a house is built… by knowledge, the rooms are filled with all rare and beautiful treasure” (verses 3 & 4).
“A wise man has great power; and a knowledgeable man increases strength” (verse 5).
The fool has nothing worth saying in court (verse 7).
Wisdom is as sweet to the soul as honey is to the taste buds (verses 13 & 14).
“If you have found wisdom, there will be a reward,” Solomon promises. “Your hope will not be cut off.”
In your daily search for wisdom, may you find your reward in the hope God provides.
You are the source of all I know.
Please let the hope You give me last through eternity.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.