Proverbs 2:3

3 That's right - if you make Insight your priority, and won't take no for an answer,

Proverbs 2:3 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 2:3

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge
Of God, Christ, and the Gospel; not only bow the ear and bend the mind to these things, but importunately and fervently pray for them; not only attend the ministry of the word by men, but cry to God to give the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of divine and spiritual things; which supposes some sense of a want of it, an hearty desire for it, having some apprehension of the worth and value of it; and that it is to be had, as there is indeed great reason to hope for and expect it, ( James 1:5 ) ; [and] liftest up thy voice for understanding;
for Christ, who is understanding as well as wisdom, ( Proverbs 8:14 ) ; or rather for an understanding of the Gospel and the mysteries of it, which men do not naturally understand; and for which there must be an understanding given, or the eyes of the understanding must be enlightened; or Christ, by his spirit and grace, must open the understanding, that it may understand these things; which is granted to those who lift up their voice in prayer for it.

Proverbs 2:3 In-Context

1 Good friend, take to heart what I'm telling you; collect my counsels and guard them with your life.
2 Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding.
3 That's right - if you make Insight your priority, and won't take no for an answer,
4 Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt,
5 Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; you'll have come upon the Knowledge of God.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved.