Prov. 2:1-6, Prov. 3:5-7
Wisdom is both a God-given gift and an energetic search. Wisdom’s starting point is God and his revealed Word, the “treasure of knowledge and understanding”. In that sense, it is his gift to us. But he gives it only to those who earnestly seek it. The pathway to wisdom is strenuous. When we are on it, we discover that true wisdom is God’s and that we cannot create it by our own efforts. But because God’s wisdom is hidden from the rebellious and foolish, it takes effort to find it and use it.