"The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom."
- Proverbs 4:7a ESV
Scripture indicates that Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived. Yet his life turned out quite messy. For all of his wisdom, he neglected to put God above all else. His many wives turned his heart away from the Lord.
Solomon's book of Proverbs is full of illustrations of the tremendous value of wisdom. His book also has a great number of illustrations of the tragedy of foolishness. As providence would have it, Solomon's life, like his great writings also demonstrated the value of wisdom and the tragedy of foolishness. Thus evidence that is possible to be at the same time both wise and foolish.
Wisdom is to be sought after, yet wisdom is not ultimate. Christ is ultimate.
One may seek wisdom and find it, yet fail to find Christ. Yet one may never find Christ and not also find wisdom, for He is wisdom incarnate.