Benefits of Wisdom (4): Prestige

Benefits of Wisdom (4): Prestige

When the people of Israel heard about King Solomon’s decision, they respected him very much. They saw he had wisdom from God to make the right decisions. – 1 Kings 3:28 (NCV) As seen in this passage, one of the benefits of wisdom is that it also confers prestige on you, thus making people be in awe of you. Solomon couldn’t have imagined the kind of reverence he commanded universally on account of his God-given wisdom when he prayed for an understanding heart to enable him administer apt justice to God’s people. And that is the point; wisdom brings with it numerous values to the table than you can ever bargain for. That is why it is the most important possession. Wisdom confers esteem on you, making you a much-respected person in the society. Wisdom doesn’t need to make noise to proclaim its presence. Rather, it is evidenced in the little routines of life – in your words, deeds, conducts, carriage, attitudes, comportment, and general way of doing things, among others. Solomon did not have to broadcast to anyone that he had been endowed with wisdom by God. But, people realised this in his words and disposition and they trooped from the uttermost parts of the earth in pilgrimage to sample his wisdom and pay him homage. The Bible says

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