Wisdom is Sophia—a woman in Proverbs. She calls to the young men in the streets for them to listen to her. True, there are two female voices, two paths the young men can take – destruction or prosperity. The wise choice (some would say the obvious choice) is following God’s way to prosperity. Gathering wisdom: learning all kinds of “stuff,” developing skills, listening to those with experience and studying history (the experience of others) are all ways to live wisely.
Then there is God – THE Creator, THE source of all knowledge. It’s true that one cannot know everything, right? So best to know the Creator of everything, to be in relationship with God. What Solomon asks for is more than wisdom – even the king can’t know everything. What Solomon is seeking from God is DISCERNMENT. When a young man hears two voices calling out to him, which one is Sophia?