Seek stupidity, find stupidity. That’s what we learned from the last portion of Proverbs. But what happens if you seek out wisdom? What happens if you realize early on that you might not be able to figure this out alone?
My son, if you accept what I am telling youProverbs 2:1-5 (The VOICE)
and store my counsel and directives deep within you,
If you listen for Lady Wisdom, attune your ears to her,
and engage your mind to understand what she is telling you,
If you cry out to her for insight
and beg for understanding,
If you sift through the clamor of everything around you
to seek her like some precious prize,
to search for her like buried treasure;
5Then you will grasp what it means to truly respect the Eternal,
and you will have discovered the knowledge of the one TrueGod.
Then you will grasp what it means to truly respect the Eternal and you will have discovered the knowledge of the one True God.
Hear this loud and clear. It is not through rule following or purity or pious worship that we show our respect (some might say reverent fear?) for God. It is by seeking wisdom, by realizing that we do not know everything. And guess what? You’re never going to know everything. The moment you stop seeking wisdom, the moment you start thinking you’ve got this all figured out, that is the moment you put yourself above God.
Does that mean you have no convictions? Of course not. But, it does mean holding loosely to those convictions in the face of new information. It means being open to change. It means acknowledging to yourself and the world that you are willing to be molded by the hands of your creator.
Wisdom isn’t about being right. Wisdom is about seeking what is true.