This verse teaches that the “one who is wise” defeats “the mighty.” While most of us boys (and maybe a few girls!) were brought up to think the opposite – we were misinformed.
Admittedly, sometimes it may seem that might makes right, but when the dust all settles and the smoke all clears that will just not be enough. There is more to life than just having the most muscles or biggest posse!
The supernatural understanding that comes from God’s wisdom can empower someone against the best efforts of human ingenuity. The wise can literally “go up against the city” and “pull down the stronghold” of the mighty, again and again.
One of the big reasons it works this way is the focus of each – “the wise” and “the mighty.” The wise see as God sees (our definition of wisdom) while the mighty trust in their own best thinking. Ask the very smart and capable guys of Helping Up Mission just how far their best thinking got them!
While contrary to the way most of us were taught, this verse explains things as they really are. And blessed is everyone who understands, chooses to practice and then experiences the benefits of seeing and doing things God’s way.