My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands. Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God. (Proverbs 2:1-5 NLT)
The picture here is if someone who mines for a great treasure because they know its value. To search for wisdom as a hidden treasure. To dig deep for the gold you must exert effort. To thirst for knowledge that results in digging for a well.
Listen for it – create space in your day to read the Bible and meditate on its wisdom.
Treasure it – do you see its value? Have you tried to understand the Bible better by asking questions, keeping an open mind, sitting under people who teach the Bible? How important and vital is God’s wisdom to you?
So, grab your pickaxe with me and start digging into this great book. Find some friends who have a similar desire to study the secrets to life and talk about this amazing book of proverbs.