2015 Map of essos for ‘ Not realizing the value of what was being offered, I simply replied, Yes.’ But then I came to my senses. Wisdom? Wasn’t that the gift of Solomon? When God saw that I understood what He was offering, He said: You will have to acquire Wisdom, but I will help you.’ I saw that I would have to earn it. I did not know how, but God had said that He would help me. Much later I understood that Wisdom needs self-sacrifice, self-giving, immolation, accepting criticism even to be beaten black and blue without uttering a complaint, and following God’s Will. God’s generosity did not stop there, for He said, I will give you the gift of discernment, the gift of fortitude and the gift of knowledge. 2015 Map of essos 2016.