Pondering Proverbs 2:1 — 2:5
The Value of Wisdom
“My son, if you receive my words
and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom
and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”
My take: check out these verbs; receive, treasure up, making, inclining, call out, seek…then comes understanding and finding.
All present tense, not just a one time event rather a continual process of action.
Yes, God helps those who help themselves especially so they can better help others.