As we saw yesterday, King Solomon started the book of Proverbs with encouraging his readers to continue pursuing knowledge. In the second chapter, he takes the conversation a step further by giving his audience the benefits of wisdom — what is the reward for being wise, besides just being wise? It turns out wisdom affects so many aspects of one’s life, especially when it is valued the way King Solomon recommends. As we seek to know God and His ways better, He increases our understanding, provides us with success, and protects us from the temptations.
Verses 4-5: “…if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”
Verses 6-7: “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless…”