Have you ever gone looking for treasure? When I think about treasure hunting, I think about the movie National Treasure. Ben Gates begins with a cryptic clue and it leads him on a chase which goes from the Arctic Circle to Washington DC and at every turn, he is met by a another clue which points somewhere else. That treasure was well hidden and even frustrating.
The treasure of wisdom spoken of in Prov. 2 isn’t hidden at all. Notice was Solomon records in Prov. 2:3-5.
3 yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice for understanding,
4 if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
Vs 6 goes on to promise that the Lord gives wisdom. God doesn’t hide wisdom and understanding and send us on on a difficult uest to find it. He freely gives it to us in His word and by His Spirit.
Do you long for wisdom and understanding? Do you desire it like you would some treasure worth billions? It is far more valuable than any treasure we could find. Notice the benefits of having wisdom in vs 9-12
9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice
and equity, every good path;
10 for wisdom will come into your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
11 discretion will watch over you,
understanding will guard you,
12 delivering you from the way of evil,
from men of perverted speech,
Seek wisdom from God’s word today!