(Pro 4:7 KJV) Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Here is an interesting, but obvious, truth. In order to get something, begin getting it.
Start small. Start seeking. Above all, start. We have lost the art of life long learning. We want everything in a convenient package. And we want it now. Think of the labeling of packages. “Complete” and “Everything you need to...” are on the labels. “Ready in minutes.” “Just heat and eat.” “No assembly required.” We want it and we want it now.
At the same time we know that you get better food at a real restaurant than at a fast food drive-through. Places that want to attack us say “Home cooking.” There is something in us that knows it takes time to produce quality.
I don’t drink but I know that the most expensive alcoholic beverages are aged the longest. The best cheeses are aged. Bacon is better when it is cooked long and slow. You get the idea.
The same applies in our spiritual lives. We need to get started. We need to take the time. We need to pay attention. We need to begin and keep at it until it is done. And for us is will not be done until Jesus brings out the trumpets.
After time “acquiring” (7075) will bring “understanding” (998).