(Proverbs 2:2 KJV) So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
Here it is again. The goals are “wisdom” (2451) and “understanding” (8394). Actually we should say, “if” those are the goals because we show our goals by our focus and action. We show those are our goals when we chose to “incline” (make attentive NASB) (7181) and to“apply” (incline NASB) (5186).
Have you ever tried to walk forward when leaning backwards? Try it some time. Maybe you will have more luck than I do, but the direction you lean determines the way you go. The reason you can ride a bike with no hands is because you learn to lean.
So? Learn to lean or learn to incline. You may have your hands full but you can still signal the direction you want to go.