When I think of wisdom I see an image of a man in a lab coat and glasses. Who along with looking smart has millions of facts soaring though his mind. That though does not fit into the psalmist definition of what wisdom is however. The psalmist broke down wisdom into three parts. The first step to get true wisdom is to fear the Lord. Because he says that is where all true wisdom begins. The second is clear but hard to live out and, that is living out all of the Lords commandments. This ties in tightly with the first one but is altogether different because on can fear Him but, not follow all his commandments. Look at demons for example, they openly feared Jesus but by don’t live according to God’s Law. Finally praise the Lord forever. This one may seem a little odd but try and think about it this way. If someone does you a huge favor a thank you is at the very least expected if not required. How much more than is it require for us to praise God for the magnificent gift of wisdom. So to wrap it all up wisdom is from the Lord. It is not glasses, facts or anything else of this world for that matter but rather a gift from our Lord God in heaven. So it should be treat as such being cherished and valued.
Application: this week I will pray for wisdom because in James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”