Seeking wisdom is a lot like seeking God. 1 Chronicles 22:19 encourages us with these words, "Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD." When we spend time in prayer and Bible study, we are seeking the Lord. When we "build the sanctuary of the Lord" into our lives by participating in church, we are seeking the Lord. Jeremiah the prophet proclaimed, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." (29:13)
It's not as if God is hiding from us! The Bible teaches us that God is omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipresent (everywhere at once). Nature itself reveals the glory of God to us (Roman 1) and God desires for us to "know Him" (Hebrews 8:11). It's not difficult to recognize the handiwork of God all around us. And yet, God wants us to seek Him!
Proverbs 2 begins with a focus on "seeking the Lord". In the first four verses, eight phrases or words emphasize the importance of our response to wisdom or our willingness to pursue wisdom. They are . . .receive, treasure, incline your ear, apply your heart, cry out, lift up your voice, seek, and search.
Think of it like a treasure hunt. One day a pile of coins wash up on the seashore. You find a handful of treasure and you're thrilled. You do a little research and discover that one of the Spanish ships from the 1400s was shipwrecked right off shore. Turns out this ship was carrying millions of dollars worth of gold. what would you do next??? You'd make plans to go on a treasure hunt, right?!
That's what our attitude should be in relationship to wisdom. We should seek wisdom and seek God as if its the greatest treasure! So the next time you attend church or open your Bible, don't just go through the motions -- seek God as if He is the greatest treasure in your life!