While he did not always make good use of it, Solomon, the third king of Israel, possessed great wisdom. God granted him such at the newly crowned king’s request.
Within the Old Testament book of Proverbs, the wisdom-filled king wrote words worthy of attention and meditation.
This verse articulates the inseparable connection between wisdom and discernment. Without wisdom, no one can discern the right decision. Without discernment, wisdom cannot be found.
You and I face decisions to make each and every day. Therefore, we need discernment and wisdom in order to choose wisely. Unlike Solomon, we will likely not be asked to solve a feud over who’s-the-mom or to-whom-does-the-baby-belong. We will, however, face daily decisions regarding finances, relationships, moral dilemmas, politics, medical treatment, parenting, etc. As we face them, we should not do so alone. Here, words of Solomon help again.
When we reason 10:13 and 11:14 together, we conclude that in order to possess (and act according to) wisdom, we need discernment; and discernment, in great part, is found in the mouths of discerning and wise advisors.
So, I have two questions for you.
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