The Book of Proverbs is full of practical wisdom. Proverbs 2:1-9 says…
1 My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands. 2 Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. 3 Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. 4 Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. 5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. 8 He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. 9 Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.
This passage lists three ways to get wisdom.
1. Tune your ears (v2) – this means to tune your ears in to wisdom like we tune a radio to the station. This can be done by listening to sermons in church, by podcast or listening to the wise people in your life.
2. Ask for understanding (v3) – we can cry out to God and ask for understanding. James 1:5 tells us that if we lack wisdom we can ask God who gives generally.
3. Search for them (v4) – this verse encourages us to search for wisdom with the intensity of looking for treasure. Wisdom is very valuable so it is worth it.
The results of getting wisdom is gaining knowledge of God, having common sense, understanding what is right and finding the right way to go.
These benefits of getting wisdom sound pretty good. Definitely worth the hard work of tuning, asking and searching for it.