Wisdom of Solomon B#2

December 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

"...call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding."

Proverbs 2:3-6 (KJV)

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.  For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.


  • The primary theme of Solomon’s proverbs is knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
  • The word criest here has the meaning of, to call, to summon, to invite and to read.
  • Voice in the original Hebrew means; a sound, a noise, a cry – human or God’s. 
  • The idea is an energetic, forceful effort in acquiring knowledge and understanding.  And this striving has to do with our vocal chords – crying, talking, and verbal interaction. 
  • Surely, this crying/calling/inviting after knowledge and understanding is not about some human invention, discovery, practice, or field of interest.
  • Our libraries, universities and the internet contain most of that kind of knowledge and understanding.


This knowledge and understanding is all about God Himself.

In the words of the prophet Jeremiah:

“Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me…”  (Jeremiah 9:23-24a KJV)


“Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).”  (Jeremiah 33:3 AMP)


  • God’s ways and thoughts are higher than man’s ways and thoughts, but it is not to say that God does not want us to learn and understand His ways and thoughts.  (Isaiah 55:9)
  • He is a relational Father with children.  Not a far away god with no interest in his servants or subjects.
  • Solomon understood this character trait of God.  Maybe because God told his father David,I will be his father, and he (Solomon) shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him…”  (1Chronicles 17:13)


  • As a son wants to learn from his father but also wants to know and understand his father, so God’s desire is for us to know and understand Him!
  • Most children of God only want the healing, provision, protection, and blessings God provides.
  • Once we know and understand our heavenly Father, the benefits are shared with the children anyway.
  • Once again, according to Solomon, this knowledge and understanding of God comes from him; out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
  • He (Solomon) tells us it is through fellowship and relationship with our heavenly Father. 


May we all make an effort to know and understand God.

May we seek after Him as for gold, silver and hidden treasures.

May we come to that place in our relationship with Him where we truly can boast in knowing and understanding Him – His heart and mind.




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About Edgar Phillips
Husband, Dad, Ordained Minister and Missionary who loves God, Pastoral & Functional Therapist, Imago Professional Facilitator, EFT practitioner.

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