Proverbs 2:1-5 – “My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.”
We all want to be smart. We want our friends and family to be confident that we know what we are doing. Sometimes that is true and sometimes that is a facade.
But God gives us the opportunity to gain wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
The first thing we have to do is be obedient. We must choose to follow Christ and His commands. We need to listen to Him and do what He commands. That means we have to be quiet sometimes and pay attention. Hmm, I’m not so good at that most days.
The next thing is that we have to ask for wisdom and understanding. It is there for the taking but you have to ask first. Then you have to put forth the effort to retrieve it. God isn’t going to just dump it in your head with no effort on your part. But if you seek it out, you will find it.
And by doing all of this, you will finally get it. You will finally see an end result – better choices and clearer insight.
My kids are back in school and have been for a week now. Quizzes are starting to pop up. Remember those days? You had to study. Information about volcanoes is not readily in your head, typically. They have to study. They have to practice. They have to have someone to go over the information with them. They need assurance that they understand what they have studied and must be confident that they can be successful. Are you seeing the practical application of these verses yet? God wants and expects the same thing from us.
Learning should never end. It should be our desire to try and learn something new everyday – even if it is trivial. Life is so much fuller when you choose to learn and when you choose to let God teach you. So today, princess, don’t let your head the pillow until you let God teach you something new.