The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: (Proverbs 1:1) Solomon is an anomaly. He prayed for wisdom, was granted wisdom, taught others the value of wisdom (Proverbs), yet lived a life of folly. He sought abundant life in liquor, lust, learning, and luxury yet came to the end of his life in despair and disillusionment (Ecclesiastes).
Lesson: Wanting wisdom, having wisdom, and even teaching wisdom to others does not insure that we will walk in wisdom.
Illustration: I could learn to cook, love to cook, teach others to cook, and be a great cook, and yet starve to death if I did not eat what I cooked.
Prayer: God, grant us the wisdom to walk in wisdom, not merely possess wisdom. Amen.