If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally and without criticism, and it will be given to him.
— James 1:5
In Jesus Christ we find that wisdom has become incarnate. We read that Jesus Christ “has become for us wisdom from God” (1 Corinthians 1:30 NIV). The fear of the Lord can grow into a complete love and adoration of God who now has come to live in our midst.
We need wisdom. Our world is full of the inexplicable, the inscrutable, the unfathomable, the impossible, and the insurmountable. We cannot, in fact, go three steps in any direction without running into the hard wall of mysteries, riddles, paradoxes, profundities and labyrinths—problems that we cannot solve; labyrinths that we cannot make our way out of; hieroglyphics that we cannot decipher; anagrams that we cannot spell out and sphinxes that just will not speak. Life is full of puzzles.
God gave Solomon great wisdom and he has been regarded as the wisest man who ever lived. But Jesus is the one “greater than Solomon” (Matthew 12:42) and in Him “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3). That wealth of wisdom from God is ours if we simply ask Him for it.