In chapters 7-8, King Solomon uses the words ‘wise’ and ‘wisdom’ around 18 times.  From here to the end of chapter 12, he uses the words 35 times, which is more than twice as many times as it is found in the first six chapters.  His theme in these chapters is the practicality of God’s wisdom.  Wisdom makes a difference in the life of the one who has it.  Wisdom shows up in a person’s attitudes and decisions.  Wisdom impacts what a person believes, which in turn affects how that person behaves.  Solomon expresses this truth when says here in verse 1, “A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.”  In other words, the wisdom of God transforms a person’s life.