Proverbs 2:1-6, 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, 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 treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Wisdom comes in several ways: it is a God-given gift and also the result of a vigorous search. Wisdom's starting point is God and his revealed Word, the source of "knowledge and understanding". Wisdom is God's gift to us. But he gives it only to those who earnestly seek it. But because God's wisdom is hidden from the rebellious and foolish, it takes effort to find it and use it. The pathway to wisdom is arduous. When we are on the path we discover that true wisdom is truly God's and he will guide and reward us for our sincere and unrelenting pursuit.
We experience countless times of heartache and pain throughout our lifetime that we could avoid if we would only accept the heavenly wisdom from God. We can gain wisdom through a constant process of growing. First, we must trust and honor God. Second, we must acknowlege that the Bible reveals God's wisdom to us. Third, we must make a lifelong series of right choices, we must learn from our mistakes, pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off and recover. People don't develop all aspects of wisdom overnight. Some people may have more insight than discretion; others have more knowledge than common sense. We can pray and ask God for all areas of wisdom and take the necessary steps to develop them in our own lives.
The choices we make today have an impact on the decisions we will be making tomorrow.