Proverbs 2:1-8 (NIV)
1 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
How are you feeling? Ask that question to the same person during different periods of the day or during the week and you may get different answers depending on what that person experienced during that time-frame. Feelings change, so it is difficult to rely on our feelings and letting them guide us. Many times, my feelings could be negative as I talk to myself in my mind of why this and why that had to happen.
God wants us to ignore these false emotions and follow something better. Wisdom is the answer. The Bible has not changed, so the words in the Bible have always been the same. God also describes himself as a God who does not change like the shifting shadows. If we want knowledge and understanding, then it is the Lord who gives wisdom. He wants us not just to hear his words, but applying our heart to understanding his commands. We should be searching for insight and understanding as if we are looking for silver or hidden treasure.