One attribute that people consistently desire is wisdom. One great Christian value that folks hope to have is wisdom. One appreciated characteristics we see in others is again, wisdom. One thing that many of us request of GOD for ourselves is wisdom.
So, you want wisdom. What is wisdom, exactly? The dictionary helps a little, but there is still a small quandary. Within the description the dictionary uses words like understanding, judiciousness, prudence, suitability, and discernment.
Want to know a short (3 words) definition? Wisdom: Correctly applied knowledge. Or even better: Correctly applied accurate knowledge.
Wisdom must be sought after with your entire being.
Nothing of value is easily obtained. If it were, it would no longer be valuable. Inherent within the concept of value is the feature of scarcity. If all gravel were made of pure gold, then gold would not be valuable. The same is true with intangibles like wisdom. She is an exceedingly valuable life commodity, but she is not easy to come by. If we want wisdom, we must incline our ears, apply our hearts, cry for her, lift our voice for her, seek her as we would silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures (vv. 2-4). Then, and only then, will we understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God (v. 5).