Wisdom, the truth, love, life, the true light, the right way, are one and the same: Jesus Christ (John 14:6) (1 Corinthians 1:24). One reaches Jesus Christ by:
1. repentance
2. prayer
By trying to reach Jesus Christ somebody needs to sacrifice. To be wise means to be filled with the Holy Spirit. One is filled with the Holy Spirit when he is in repentance and prays:
O Heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, who are in all places and fill all things, the treasury of good things and the giver of life: Come and abide in us, cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O Good One.
Pray until you feel relaxed. When someone is filled with the Holy Spirit he has such thoughts that give solution to any problem. The question as to who is wisdom Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit. Wisdom is Jesus Christ and wisdom is the filling with the Holy Spirit. Perhaps it is not a perfect example but it will help you to understand it is like a light. The source of the light is the Father, its rays, radiation is Jesus Christ, the light which is spread everywhere is the Holy Spirit. One God three persons.

Definitions of wisdom, in the dictionaries, are: soundness of judgment or knowledge or the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. Wisdom is much more than that. Wisdom is dynamic, ever changing, active, energetic, effective, forceful, powerful, drastic, mighty, it pushes everything, it penetrates everything. It is not an abstract noun. It exists. You can feel it. It is a spirit (Wisdom of Solomon 1:6) (Orthodox Bible).

It can not be defined at the beginning or before the beginning, it is the same time. Before the beginning there was no time. Watch how Apostle John describes Jesus Christ in his gospel and how King Solomon describes wisdom in Proverbs.
John 1:1-18
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
(John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
Proverbs 8:22-31
Wisdom: "The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works,
before his deeds of old;
I was formed long ages ago,
at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
When there were no watery depths, I was given birth,
when there were no springs overflowing with water;
before the mountains were settled in place,
before the hills, I was given birth,
before he made the world or its fields
or any of the dust of the earth.
I was there when he set the heavens in place,
when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
when he established the clouds above
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
when he gave the sea its boundary
so the waters would not overstep his command,
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
Then I was constantly at his side.
I was filled with delight day after day,
rejoicing always in his presence,
rejoicing in his whole world
and delighting in mankind."
The universe was made by God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit. "Let Us make man in Our image according to Our likeness" Genesis 1:26.

Enough said below there is a passage of the Wisdom of Solomon, chapter 7:22-30, from the Old Testament (Orthodox Bible) about wisdom:

[22] for wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me. For in her there is a spirit that is intelligent, holy, unique, manifold, subtle, mobile, clear, unpolluted, distinct, invulnerable, loving the good, keen, irresistible,
[23] beneficent, humane, steadfast, sure, free from anxiety, all-powerful, overseeing all, and penetrating through all spirits that are intelligent and pure and most subtle.
[24] For wisdom is more mobile than any motion; because of her pureness she pervades and penetrates all things.
[25] For she is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; therefore nothing defiled gains entrance into her.
[26] For she is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness.
[27] Though she is but one, she can do all things, and while remaining in herself, she renews all things; in every generation she passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets;
[28] for God loves nothing so much as the man who lives with wisdom.
[29] For she is more beautiful than the sun, and excels every constellation of the stars. Compared with the light she is found to be superior,
[30] for it is succeeded by the night, but against wisdom evil does not prevail.

Below there is a passage of the Wisdom of Sirach, chapter 1, from the Old Testament (Orthodox Bible), my favorite author, about wisdom:


[1] All wisdom cometh from the Lord, and is with him for ever.
[2] Who can number the sand of the sea, and the drops of rain, and the days of eternity?
[3] Who can find out the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the deep, and wisdom?
[4] Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the understanding of prudence from everlasting.
[5] The word of God most high is the fountain of wisdom; and her ways are everlasting commandments.
[6] To whom hath the root of wisdom been revealed? or who hath known her wise counsels?
[7] Unto whom hath the knowledge of wisdom been made manifest? and who hath understood her great experience?
[8] There is one wise and greatly to be feared, the Lord sitting upon his throne.
[9] He created her, and saw her, and numbered her, and poured her out upon all his works.
[10] She is with all flesh according to his gift, and he hath given her to them that love him.
[11] The fear of the Lord is honour, and glory, and gladness, and a crown of rejoicing.
[12] The fear of the Lord maketh a merry heart, and giveth joy, and gladness, and a long life.
[13] Whoso feareth the Lord, it shall go well with him at the last, and he shall find favour in the day of his death.
[14] To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and it was created with the faithful in the womb.
[15] She hath built an everlasting foundation with men, and she shall continue with their seed.
[16] To fear the Lord is fulness of wisdom, and filleth men with her fruits.
[17] She filleth all their house with things desirable, and the garners with her increase.
[18] The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom, making peace and perfect health to flourish; both which are the gifts of God: and it enlargeth their rejoicing that love him.
[19] Wisdom raineth down skill and knowledge of understanding standing, and exalteth them to honour that hold her fast.
[20] The root of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and the branches thereof are long life.
[21] The fear of the Lord driveth away sins: and where it is present, it turneth away wrath.
[22] A furious man cannot be justified; for the sway of his fury shall be his destruction.
[23] A patient man will tear for a time, and afterward joy shall spring up unto him.
[24] He will hide his words for a time, and the lips of many shall declare his wisdom.
[25] The parables of knowledge are in the treasures of wisdom: but godliness is an abomination to a sinner.
[26] If thou desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the Lord shall give her unto thee.
[27] For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and instruction: and faith and meekness are his delight.
[28] Distrust not the fear of the Lord when thou art poor: and come not unto him with a double heart.
[29] Be not an hypocrite in the sight of men, and take good heed what thou speakest.
[30] Exalt not thyself, lest thou fall, and bring dishonour upon thy soul, and so God discover thy secrets, and cast thee down in the midst of the congregation, because thou camest not in truth to the fear of the Lord, but thy heart is full of deceit.

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