Unlike our instincts, which have had thousands of years to develop in man, the powers of reason, wisdom, are not yet solidly embedded
"Unlike our instincts, which have had thousands of years to develop in man, the powers of reason, wisdom, which have manifested more recently in him, are not yet solidly embedded. In fact, intelligence and wisdom came before all other manifestations, but since they belong to regions far removed from the instincts of man, they have a long way to travel before they manifest, and what is more, they are not always accepted.
Wisdom came before the creation of the earth, as is written in the Book of Proverbs. Wisdom speaks and says: 'The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth,... when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always ...' So wisdom came first, but it did not establish itself in man until much later, which is why it is not yet anchored firmly in him."