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Prov 2:1-5 (NKJV)
1 My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
4 If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
5 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD,
And find the knowledge of God.
Have you ever lost some money or something valuable to you?
How much time did you spend searching for it?
Now, how much time do you spend searching God's word for wisdom?
When a problem comes up, where to you go to find the answer, to the world, or to the Word?
Here in Proverbs we are instructed to search for the hidden treasures of Gods word.
It reminds me of Solomon, the wisest man ever.
Why was he the wisest? Because he asked God for wisdom.
If you remember the story, God came to Solomon, King David's son, and asked what he wanted.
Think about it, you have been given one wish from God. And Solomon's answer was wisdom.
And God granted his desire, and we associate wisdom even today with Solomon. But Solomon was not only wise, but also rich.
Are you asking God for something? If so what are you asking for and why?
Solomon was the example of the next 2 verses in the book of James.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
James 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
Solomon sought wisdom, not for himself, but so he could lead God's people.
What are you asking for today? And whose benefit is it for? Yours, or God's?