The book of Proverbs is one of the most enlightening books of all time. It came about because a man made a wise choice. This man was a king who had a spiritual dream in which God came and offered him anything he wanted. (I Kings 3:5-14) King Solomon chose to have wisdom and understanding above fame, riches, honor and greatness. Little did he realize the value of his choice. Because he attained wisdom, he became the most honored and richest man of his time. His fame went throughout the entire known world and is read by millions of people every year.
Solomon’s wisdom gave him what we seek today. He sought after wisdom, and it rewarded him with wealth and fame. Today we seek wealth and fame, destroying our lives in search of it. Wealth and fame are by-products of a wise and fruitful life. (l Kings 3:13) Wisdom is the answer to life itself. Jesus said, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
Kingdom thinking is the wisdom of God operating in our lives through Jesus. When the Kingdom rules in our lives, we will not be easily moved by emotions. We will not get “high” and make an unwise decision or be discouraged when things do not go well. Our lives will be sound and stable; we will find ourselves being favored by God and people. (Proverbs 3:4)
Not Just a Philosophy
King Solomon wrote his experiences as he found them. These writings are not a philosophy, but are God’s wisdom for living. One of the greatest lessons of wisdom in Solomon was that he ruled 40 years without war. He had the same enemies that Saul and David did, but was at peace with them. They favored and respected him, which helped to make him great. His words of wisdom will do the same for us. When you seek wisdom you will find the Kingdom of God.