Proverbs 2:1-5 (Pt 4)

My son, if you receive my words

    and treasure up my commandments with you,

making your ear attentive to wisdom

    and inclining your heart to understanding;

yes, if you call out for insight

    and raise your voice for understanding,

if you seek it like silver

    and search for it as for hidden treasures,

then you will understand the fear of the Lord

    and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:1-5 ESV

NOTE: We are working through these five verses section by section. We covered the first point here, the second point here, and the third point here.

The fourth condition: If we want to understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God (vs. 5), the fourth thing we must do is seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures. The imagery here is so obvious that it seems unnecessary to say anything more.

What is the spirit with which you read God’s Word, our primary source of wisdom? Do you have a “ho hum, here we go” attitude? Or do you have a measure of excitement and anticipation for what you will find? Perhaps you simply read God’s Word because you are supposed to read it? If you have a poor spirit about the Word, ask God to help you change your thinking, so that you can approach it as you might approach a silver mine or the way you would search your house, trying to find that $100 bill that isn’t where you thought you put it yesterday.

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