In his day, Absalom was the most beautiful in Israel. As far as the eyes of men could see, there was no blemish in him. But he was like a whited sepulchre which indeed appeared beautiful on the outward but full of hypocrisy and iniquity within. As revealed by the Spirit of the Lord he was a wolf in sheep's clothing. Absalom did not have the fear of God but all Israel was deceived to praise him because of his vain beauty - Proverbs 31:30
The Tekoites were listed in the record of the names and order of those that repaired the ruined walls of Jerusalem with Nehemiah. Although their nobles were at the work site, they were not committed to the work. They wanted to take credit for a job that they did not do but the Lord saw their deception. Beloved, be sincere about your work at your place of secular employment or your service in the house of the Lord.
Sometimes you feel or think that God has forgotten you, especially when it appears that your prayers are not being answered. But as a child of God you should remember that the Lord loves you more than a mother loves her sucking child, and has promised that He will never forget you. The heaven and the earth may pass away but the word of the Lord abides for ever and must surely come to pass.
Wisdom is the judicious application of knowledge. The knowledge of the holy scriptures teaches us to fear God and depart from sin. And the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. From the word of God, we know that God is angry with the wicked every day, so it is wisdom to abstain from all appearance of evil and obtain His favour.
The knowledge of the truth gives boldness in the face of oppression and intimidation. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were not afraid of the threat of being cast into the burning fiery furnace, because they knew that God could deliver them. It was the knowledge of God's word that strengthened them at the hour of temptation: for He has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.