Benefits of Wisdom (1): Organization
Now all the work of Solomon was well ordered from the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD until it was finished.
– 2 Chronicles 8:16
Wisdom is one of the common prayer points of discerning people, because they realise that it is the ultimate possession. The Bibles describes it as “the most important thing” (Proverbs 4:7, EXB). Wisdom answers a lot of things and virtually all the problems of the world can be traced to the absence of the specific wisdom required to solve them, otherwise they would have ceased to exist.
Wisdom is more important than money and other material possession. With wisdom, it is a matter of time before you amassed wealth and material things; without wisdom, it is a matter of time before you lose them all. That is why God urges us to first get wisdom before any other thing, because it is the foundation and sustaining factor of all accomplishments.
Wisdom has a lot of benefits which few, if anything else, in the world can match. Some of these benefits will be the focus of our meditation for the next few days.
From the passage above, we see that wisdom helps one to become orderly and organised. These are two important attributes of great minds. It takes a lot of mental energy to be organised in space and bearing. Wisdom gives you that discipline which enables you to do things in an orderly and organised manner. Our reference passage says that all the works of Solomon were well ordered from the beginning to the end. That means there was no omission or lapse whatsoever, everything was well thought out, well laid out and well executed.
We know that Solomon was an embodiment of wisdom. So, to drive home our point, we can replace Solomon with wisdom and say “all the work of wisdom was well ordered from…the foundation…until it was finished.”
Another instance of this benefit of wisdom is seen in 2 Chronicles 9:3-4, “And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers and their apparel, and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her.”
Now wisdom is not a tangible thing that we can touch or smell. The evidence of the presence of wisdom is in our words, our way of life and our manner of doing things. Without making noise, the queen of Sheba only needed to see the ambience of Solomon to make her conclusion that he was indeed a wise man. Wisdom needs not say much before it is acknowledged.
You will succeed in Jesus Name!