I have always learnt that God would not leave any man stranded. But this truth came alive to me as I reminisce over my growing up season. My mum knew how to tap into the wealth of wisdom in her per time. This helped us greatly as we navigated the challenging seasons of that time. Truly, there is the wealth of wisdom.

Friend, wisdom is the gateway to wealth and abundance. Like they say; “A truly poor man is not the man without a cent but the man without a sense.” You can tell how wealthy a man is or would be by how much of wisdom is growing in him. What you get by prayer you would sustain and preserve by wisdom (Proverbs 4:6).

“Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people…” (1 Kings 3:9). Solomon became wealthy by the Wisdom of God in his life. The content of your prayers is a proof of your maturity. When you approach God, do you ask Him for things or you ask Him for wisdom? When you meet a great man, do you ask him for a fish or you ask him to show you how to fish?

“…the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard” (Ecclesiastes 9:16). Having wisdom is one thing, knowing how to translate that wisdom into wealth is another. A poor wise man is actually an oxymoron. But this is the state of some people today. Your academic degrees may not always translate into financial abundance. A professor of Economics can still be wallowing in debt and poverty.

The difference is not the presence or absence of wisdom but in translating it to wealth. Solomon was able to translate his wisdom into wealth (1 Kings 4:29-34). He wrote books. He was involved in consultancy services; he would not share his wisdom for free at all times (1 Kings 10:1-3). Solomon turned his life and kingdom into a tourist attraction.

Do you know the biblical description of a lazy man? He is not just the man who does nothing but one who refuses to translate what he gathers into finished product (Proverbs 12:27). This is the difference between the rich and the poor. It is the difference between a tailor and a fashion designer, a shoemaker and a cobbler, a graphics designer and a media company, a farmer and an agribusiness firm. Pursue the wealth of wisdom.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria