Wisdom is only effective when it is put into action. Early in Solomon's life he realized his need for wisdom. Although, Solomon asked for wisdom to rule he started a habit which would make his wisdom ineffective for his own life. Solomon is an example of how we can know the correct things to do yet not do it. This lack of applying wisdom led to much heartache for Solomon.
Solomon's request for wisdom pleased God and he gave him wisdom along with riches and long life. When we put God's purpose and interest first he gives us what we need. Desiring wealth alone will only leave you dissatisfied. If you get the wealth you crave you will always long for something more. When God is put first in your life he will satisfy your deepest needs and bless you with the desires of your heart.
Solomon received incomparable wisdom from God, but he needed to apply that wisdom to all areas of his life. Wisdom allows one to discern what is best and strengthen the character to act upon that understanding. While Solomon remained wise all of his life, he did not always act upon his wisdom.
(Life Application Bible, Tyndale)
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