Attempts to Understand the Created Order

Wisdom is not only valued in the biblical material, it is a desired life skill in the global market place.  The Old Testament vocabulary identifies wisdom as skill (Exodus 28:3; 36:2).  Specifically, it includes administrative skill (Deuteronomy 1:15) that allows one to make judicial decisions and social skill that enables one to relate positively in society.  In addition, wisdom is the skill that allows one to discern the created order of life (Proverbs 25:2). In other words, the one who possesses wisdom understands the properties of the world, the basic order of social relationships, and the authoritative laws of the created order.