Sought Not Bought
"My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:1-6 (NKJV)
The words, 'wisdom', 'wise', and 'understanding' occur more than 140 times in Proverbs. A life of wisdom brings life, blessings, and the favor of God! Everything I want and everything I need. These verses paint an amazing picture to be digested and personalized by all. Bottom line: we need to get 'after it' and pull out all the 'stops' to get wisdom and understanding.
Receive...treasure...incline...apply...cry out...lift up...SEARCH and find!
Unpack those words in the verse and you'll find a 'life work' that happens one day at a time for the earnest man of God. It can't be bought, but must be sought! Are you in? By the grace of God, let's recalibrate our search efforts, focus and target WISDOM!