God gives us clear instructions for finding the hidden treasures in His Word: My son, if you will receive my words and treasure up my commandments within you (v. 1, AMP).

We should take this scripture as the Heavenly Father talking directly to us. The Father is telling us to treasure His words, making them the final authority in our lives.

In verse 2, more detail is given to explain what it means to treasure God's words: Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it] (AMP).

This scripture agrees with James 1:5-6, which says when you want wisdom, you must ask for it in faith and not waver. Proverbs 2:2 takes that thought a step further and tells you to direct your mind and your heart toward God's wisdom.

You have to go after the wisdom and knowledge of God, applying all of your powers—your concentration, your energy, your efforts—to obtaining it. It has to become the quest of your life.

In fact, you must search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for hidden treasures (v. 4, AMP). The way to find wisdom is to go after it with the same effort and desire that natural people go after material wealth.

The truth is, no one ever seeks after God with all their heart without finding Him.

Suppose you seek after the knowledge and wisdom of God in a particular situation you're facing. You give God your time in prayer, and you find out what His Word has to say about it.

I'll tell you what happens when you make that kind of diligent effort—you find the knowledge of [our omniscient] God! (v. 5). When you obey what you find, you will begin to experience God's power working in that situation to bring you to victory.

You can be confident of that because the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding (v. 6, AMP). You see, you'll never find anything coming from God's mouth except truth. Wisdom is truth and Jesus said that knowing the truth is what makes you free (John 8:32).

God has given us His wisdom in the written Word through Moses, through David, through Paul—through all the men who wrote the books of the Old and New Covenants. That divine wisdom is written down now in one Book, the Bible, so any time we want to we can receive the wisdom and knowledge we need for every situation.

We don't have to go through the experiences Moses went through to learn the lessons he learned. We can find out from the Word what God taught him.

Just think about what God has done for us! We have God's wisdom available to us in the written Word. We also have the Holy Spirit living inside us to teach and reveal this wisdom to us.

Moses couldn't do that. He didn't have the written Word. Even though Moses was inspired by the Holy Spirit when he wrote some of the Bible, he didn't have the entire written text to read whenever he desired as we do.

And the Apostle Paul didn't have the New Testament to read either. He had to go before God and receive revelation about the mystery of the gospel and then write down that revelation in letters to the churches.

But you and I do have the entire written Word. We have access to all the revelation written down in black and white that the men of the Bible received from God. Not only that, but we also have the Holy Spirit alive and working in us to give us revelation for today.

Considering all the advantages that come with living in this day, we should be far ahead of where the early Church was spiritually!

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