Proverbs 17-22 I love all who love me (wisdom). Those who search for me will surely find me. I have riches and honor, as well as enduring wealth and justice. My gifts are better than gold, even the purest gold, my wages better than sterling silver! I walk in righteousness, in the paths of justice. Those who love me inherit wealth. I will fill their treasuries. The Lord formed me in the beginning before he created anything else.
The Lord formed me in the beginning before he created anything else!!! Wisdom comes straight from God. We have access to that wisdom. If we search for it we will find it, God will make sure. And look at all that comes from seeking the wisdom of God... riches, honor, enduring wealth, justice... if we keep our eyes on God and seek His wisdom everything else will fall into place.
This is also why it is so important to elect godly men and women to office. If we have leaders that seek true wisdom, the wisdom that comes from God, good things will follow.
To know the difference between godly wisdom and our own puffed up sense of knowledge, we have to study God's word...we have to take time to get to know God. We have to seek after the knowledge that comes from God. We have to guard ourselves from the lies Satin will tell us that keep us from being dependent on God. If Satin can puff us up with pride in what we think we know, then he accomplishes his task of turning our eyes away from God. He can move us out from under the protection of God. Then he can sit back and watch us unravel.
Seeking God should be foremost... if we do that wisdom follows and everything else will fall right into place.