Wisdom and Length of Days

Proverbs 3:13, 16

“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding…Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honour.”

The Bible promises something when you have wisdom: “Happy is the man who finds wisdom…Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honour.” Unfortunately, for King Solomon, he only had the left hand of wisdom, which holds riches and honour. The Lord had said to him, “If you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments… then I will lengthen your days” (1 Kings 3:14).

For Solomon, who was under the old covenant of law, the blessing of length of days was a conditional one, which he could receive only if he was able to keep the law perfectly. However, Solomon failed to do so and he did not enjoy length of days, which is in wisdom’s right hand.

Today, because we are under the new covenant of grace, Jesus is at the Father’s right hand and He is our wisdom. And when we have Jesus, we can be blessed with the two hands of wisdom because of His finished work on the cross. This means that riches and honour, as well as length of days, belong to us! What an awesome God we serve!

Beloved, pursue Jesus and you will experience wisdom in every area of your life. You cannot try to earn, deserve or study to acquire God’s wisdom. It comes by His unmerited favour. His wisdom will give you good success in your career. It will cause you to succeed as a student, parent or spouse.

For instance, if you are faced with a crisis in your business, depend on the Lord for His wisdom. There are no “money problems,” only “idea problems.” Trust that the Lord will bless you with the wisdom from heaven to cause everything that you touch at your workplace to prosper. God’s wisdom always leads to promotion and good success.

Stay Blessed 😊