“You teach me wisdom in the secret heart.” (Psalm 51:6)
Look at what Moses records as being one of the things that attracted Adam and Eve to the forbidden fruit. Here’s what’s said in Genesis 3:6 “… and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise.”
We will never understand the full range of the temptation of Adam and Eve, David, or ourselves until we understand the fundamental nature of wisdom.
Wisdom, in its purest form, it’s not a theology; it’s not a book; it’s not a system of logic. You don’t get wisdom by experience, research, or logic. You don’t get wisdom by education and experimentation. WISDOM IS A PERSON!
So we need what David needed. Blinded by his own false wisdom and able to take tragically foolish actions that would forever alter his life, David needed rescue. No, he didn’t need rescue from Bathsheba. No, he didn’t need rescue from the temptations that accompany positions of power. No, David needed to be rescued from himself. He was held by the hands of his own foolishness. What David needed was Wisdom to come near and break David’s hold on David.
You get wisdom by means of a relationship to the One who is the source of everything that’s wise, good and true. (Colossians 2:3)