My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding - indeed, if you
call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for
In chapter one, we saw that
the young adult must choose whether they will enroll in the school of wisdom or the
school of fools. Now, we see that, once they choose the school of wisdom, it takes work.
Solomon urges his son to work at learning more of the things of God. In their day that
meant memorizing the history of their people and the Law. For us, it involves reading
and studying the Bible to know the will of God. Today, we have the convenience where we
can use a Bible study app and find what we need in seconds but, in Solomon's day, they
did not have the Scriptures in print for the common man.