Proverbs Chapter 2 is a brilliant Biblical Chapter. My New International Version bible has MORAL BENEFITS OF WISDOM as its title and reads:
My son, if you accept my works and store up my commands within you, turning you ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. (Proverbs 2:1-5).
I recommend reading this whole chapter and meditating on it. I have a consistent study of proverbs for about the last 4 years where I read the chapter coresponding with the day of the month. For example on Dec. 2nd, I ready Proverbs chapter two.
In doing this I have seen thrusts of wisdom, goodness and blessing pour into my life. I even was a co-author in a book Wake Up Live the Life You Love: Wake Up...Moments where I talked in more detail about it.
Life can be a bit of a rollercoaster at times if you let it be. So even from the start of this "wisdom seeking" journey there have been several bumps in the road and constant challenges for me.
The challenges are all meant for my HIGHEST GOOD. The times I have rollercoastered is when I got too caught up and stressed out about the challenges and forgot they were for my good. Typically onces I WOKE UP and got back to KNOWING the TEST or challenge was for my good, is when the path to VICTORY started to clear up.
The key can be found in 8 verbs in the passage above when it comes to gaining wisdom..."accept," "store up," "turning your ear," "applying," "call out," "cry aloud," "look," and "search."
These words and phrases all require an action from us. They are not one time actions. TRUTH's get replaced in our lives has we move HIGHER. What was TRUTH years ago or perhaps weeks ago will be different if your taking these actions consistantly to be in right relationship with the SOURCE OF LIFE.
There are BUSINESS, HEALTH, RELATIONSHIP, JOY, and many more BENEFITS of Wisdom. I am not claiming I have it figured out. I would say I am real early in my journey. Its really up to you to run your own race. You have the power to run your own race. If your life is not where you want it to be. You can change that! You can have a good life. Let WISDOM be your guide!