“Also this I came to see as wisdom under the sun, and it impressed me. There was a small city with few men in it and a great king came to it, surrounded it and constructed large siegeworks against it. But there was found in it a poor wise man and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.
So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded. The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good,” Ecclesiastes 9:13-18.
We are told that wisdom is justified by her deeds and this true.
For we see the results of these actions reflected when anger is quelled, when peace is established, and when the purposes of God are wrought. And yet as we see above the poor man who saved the city because of his wisdom, was not remembered.
The reward of wisdom is not that we would have our names inscribed in stone because of it, for wisdom is its own reward.
Wisdom was a workman who was alongside the Father at the beginning rejoicing in the deeds of creation as the deeps were established and the heavens were extended.
But man oftentimes chose the things of this world rather than seeking the gifts of God, even though this earth is transitory and not everlasting.
Indeed wisdom will guard a man in his life and will keep him safe from the evils that are all around him.
It will be set as a garland around one’s neck as an ever-present reminder of the fruitfulness that comes from honoring her.
And yet wisdom is not just an ethereal thing, it is practical in its approach with others as seen in its actions.
But with much wisdom comes much sorrow. We are told that it is better to go to the house of mourning rather than to the house of feasting and merriment.
The reason for this is that our days are numbered and it is wise to remember this and to make the most of our time because the days are evil.
May we be filled with a heart of wisdom this season enjoying the time with family and friends, and yet being aware of the benefits of finding those things that far outweigh the riches of this world and find what is everlasting.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?