I witnessed a man talking with another man one day and I heard one of those men say to the other that he had great wisdom; I heard him tell him two times that he had great wisdom. I wondered what he meant by that statement? In the book of Proverbs that word “wisdom” is mentioned 54 times. If it is mentioned that much it must be an important word, let’s look at it for a moment and I believe we will see why that man was called a man of wisdom and where his wisdom came from.
Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Proverbs 4:7
Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Proverbs 4:8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
Get wisdom, get insight; prize her and she will bring the honor. Just as a person would get anything else you must work for it. Want riches? It doesn’t come by accident. No one gives them to you. Want to be a professional football player, baseball player, basketball player? It doesn’t come by accident. Want to be a writer of some kind it doesn’t come by accident. Want to be the best in your field; it doesn’t come by accident. Neither does wisdom come by accident for one must first know where to obtain wisdom. One must not let wisdom decline, therefore one must use the wisdom they get. The word principal means most important thing, influential; wisdom is the most important thing, wisdom will influence everything you do, so be sure you get it and understand what you have.
Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding.
Wisdom, knowledge and understanding come from the Lord and when we don’t have wisdom we can ask for it. Now that’s ingenuous isn’t it?  The Lord wants us to know and understand so He’s made it fool proof for us to get; just ask!
James 1:5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
That word upbraid means to criticize severely: find fault with; so when we asked the Lord for wisdom no matter how small or how much, He has promised that He would give it and give it literally and without criticizing us for asking. We’ll never hear the Lord say you should have known better or you should have known that. The principal thing is to know God’s word and the only way to do that is to read it and study it daily. Wisdom doesn’t come by accident, either!