On this earth, King Solomon is said to be the wisest King ever lived. The said Solomon uttered many of what is regarded as the words of wisdom. Most of these words of wisdom are compiled, and they are in the Bible, as can be seen in the books of proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
Solomon, while speaking in the book of Ecclesiastes 10:10 says, ” If the iron be blunt, and he did not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct”.
The above saying is really true, and it goes to confirm a live story about two men commissioned to go and fell some trees in a forest and were promised to be paid based on the numbers of trees they could fall down.
According to the story, the first man rushed to the forest with his two axes and started to fall trees. Within two hours, the first man had felled two trees.
However, the second man used the first two hours to locate a man that specialize in sharping axes to sharpen his two axes.
Before the second man arrived in the forest, the first man is on the verge of felling the third tree. However, by that time, his two axes were all blunt and as well, he was already worn out as a result of excreting much energy and was exhausted.
It happened, the first man used two hours to fall two trees, but the second man, because his axes were very sharp, he used thirty minutes to fall the same two trees.
At the end of the day, the first man managed to fall five trees while the second man fell ten trees with his energy still conserved while the energy of the first is totally worn out and exhausted.
What we are to learn from the above story is that wisdom is profitable to direct. It is not only in our marriage, but in every area of our human life endeavor.
I mentioned marriage first because there was an article that goes by the title “our Marital Destiny, Wisdom Is Profitable To Direct”.
The first man in our story applied wisdom in his action of going to sharpen his two axes before, and that became profitable to him at the end better than the first man.
In our, everyday life and actions today, our overall profitability in life and destiny is based on the level of wisdom available at our disposal. We fall or fly higher in life depending on the level of wisdom at our disposal.
In Proverbs 4:7, Solomon equally said this of wisdom, where he said that “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding”.
Since wisdom is profitable to direct and wisdom is equally a principal thing, it is necessary therefore that we do everything to take possession of wisdom or to increase the level of wisdom at our disposal.
In view of this, it is, therefore, necessary to ask ourselves “where do we get wisdom from”? God specifically told Moses in the book of Exodus 31:1-5 saying, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship.
To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in the carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
Moses reporting about Bezaleel in Exodus 35:30, he told the children of Israel saying, “See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and understanding, in knowledge and all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of artistic workmanship.
What we are to learn from the above Bible passages is that if we desire that kind of wisdom we are referring to, the kind Bezalel possess, then we must be rest assured that they came from God, and we will only receive it if God releases it to us just as he filled the man Bezalel.
The question here is whether we know God and He knows us to fill us with such wisdom? Are you ready and willing to pay the price for God to trust you to release such kind wisdom to you?
This is the end of part one. Please keep a date with us as we continue our discussion in part 2 next. Shalom!