My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. (Pro 2:1-5 KJV)
This week I wanted to continue on in the search for wisdom and understanding. Last week I quoted from Proverbs 19, and showed how God is the one who opens our eyes and ears to His ways, and how it is not our responsibility to muster up the understanding of His word or of His ways. But, that does not give us a free pass to wander the halls of education. God wants us to learn of Him and He wants to teach us(Psa 34:6), but we must be in the classroom.
We are greatly encouraged all through the Bible to seek Him early while he can be found (Isa55:6), and to study (2Tim2:15), and to do this early (Psa 63:1).
If you continue on in Proverbs 2, you will find many more reasons to seek the wisdom of God more than any other thing. We are told that this is one thing that God delights to reveal to His children. (James1:5)
Remember Solomon, who, when offered either wisdom or riches, chose wisdom.(2Chr1:11) Let us be like Solomon, let us be people who choose wisdom over riches. Let us be like David, let us be people who direct our prayers early in the morning to God!(Psa5:3)
God has promised in this passage to reveal Himself as we diligently seek Him, so let us open the Word of God and let us get on our knees before Him. Let God minister to you today.