‘My child, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,”
The next verse is:
“and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding…..”
This verse has very active words in it. Calling out! Cry aloud!
This doesn’t sound like it’s describing me sitting here quietly, reading my Bible.
This sounds like I need to be seriously and intensely asking for insight and understanding. These words indicate a significant effort on my part. Growing wise, increasing my insight and understanding is obviously not a passive activity.
It’s evident that God’s wisdom isn’t going to just doesn’t ‘sink in’ as I sit in a chair at church or turn the pages of my Bible.
We’re calling out and crying aloud, dear Father!