Proverbs 4:7 – Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
Job 28:28 says the fear of the Lord is wisdom. Proverbs 8:13 says the fear of the Lord is to hate evil. Therefore wisdom can be defined as hating evil. God reveal secrets to those who fear Him. Psalms 25:14 says the secret of the Lord is with those that fear Him, and He will show them His covenant. The possession of these secrets or confidential information is what brings honor. Daniel and co feared God; they did everything possible not to defile themselves with the King’s delicacies. Because they feared the Lord, He revealed the king’s dream and its interpretation to them, Daniel 2:1-48. The secret God showed Daniel and co earned them honor and promotion. The same thing could be said of Joseph. The wife of his master offered herself to him but instead of committing fornication and loosing the gift of dreams (God’s gift), he refused. Because Joseph hated evil (feared God) and refused to fornicate with Portiphar’s wife, the Lord released the interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream to him and within matter of hours he went from been a slave to become a prime minister in Egypt, Genesis 41:1-45.
Proverbs 4:7 says wisdom is the principal thing i.e. hating evil/sin or living a life of holiness is the principal thing. Once you fear God, the people around will notice. At first, they will isolate you and make fun of you. Whilst all these are happening, He will begin to reveal certain secrets to you like secret of your future, what course to study, who to marry, who to partner with in business, what business to go into e.t.c. In your place of work or business or school, as you begin to hate evil and distant yourself from it, the Lord will begin to reveal some secrets to you. Before you know it, when people around you have problems they will to run to you because they know you hear from God and He reveals secrets things to you. In no time, your managers will begin to come to you for advice because they know that you have access to the God who has answers to all questions .By the time your boss start coming to you to hear what God has to say on issues, you know your promotion is around the corner. As the Lord begins to reveal these secrets to you, if you remain humble state governors, presidents and important personalities will begin to look for you because they want to know what your God has to say about the thorning issues of their life. After Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar his dream and its interpretation, the king fell on his face, prostrate before Daniel and commanded that they should present an offering and incense to him, Daniel2:46. I pray that one day you will walk with God to the extent that your neighbors, friends and family will begin to seek you to hear what God has to say about their matter in Jesus name, amen. Not only that kings and presidents will come to you just to hear a word from God. If it can happen to Daniel – a young slave in a foreign land, it can happen to you but the first step is you need to fear God.