Yesterday, we looked at the importance of crying out for wisdom. And we challenged ourselves to begin crying out to God for wisdom.
Now, it could be that we are not crying out for wisdom, because we don't understand the value of wisdom. Dr. Solomon gives us our verse today in order to help us understand the invaluable nature of wisdom. We are instructed to pursue after wisdom like one seeks after treasure. How many people do you know, who just fell into silver or treasure? The answer is not many, or none for most of us. The reason is that silver is a scarce metal. Therefore, if we desire silver, then we have to work for it; we have to be diligent to find it; we have to work hard to refine it. Silver is not gained easily. And this is precisely the point Dr. Solomon is trying to make. If we desire wisdom (and the Bible says we should), then we must pursue it, give our ear to it, incline our heart towards it, and cry out for it. We must pursue wisdom diligently since she is scarce (a rare commodity).
In the following section, we see that if we apply the instructions of Solomon, there is a great blessing that awaits us. Do you trust God's Word? In other words, when God's Word says - wisdom is the most important thing - do you believe it? If you do, then you will pursue her as one does a treasure