The Bible has a great passage about wisdom. It’s found in 1 Chronicles 28:9-10.
“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house as the sanctuary. Be strong and do the work.”
Within this passage, we find seven keys to the wisdom of Solomon.
1. Acknowledge God. This means acknowledging that God is real. He loves us and wants us to succeed. Acknowledging God also means realizing that we depend only on him.
2. Serve him wholeheartedly. if we don’t take action, our acknowledgment becomes empty. God deserves our full obedience through diligent service. We serve God by serving others.
3. Keep motives pure. If we serve only for what we get out of it, we’re really not serving. We’re being selfish. Instead, we should be sure that people benefit from our service by being drawn closer to God.
4. Be faithful. Regardless of results, circumstances or progress, if we’re faithful in our walk with God, our efforts will never be in vain. We see from the stories of David’s life that God blesses faithfulness, despite our faults and failures.
5. Realize that God chose us. We’re not accidentally a part of God’s plan. He chose us to serve him. He has a specific purpose for each of us to fulfill.
6. Be strong. God goes beyond choosing us. He also equips and energizes us to do whatever he sets before us.
7. Do the work. Knowing these keys, it’s time to get to work. When God calls and we get moving, he’ll be able to accomplish incredible feats through us!
Alice Chapin said, “How could I possibly be the apple of God’s eye when my behavior is not yet perfect? Because green apples are apples, too! One day I shall be a mature September apple, perfectly formed. But for now, I am still growing.”