(Proverbs 2:3 KJV) Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
It is not obvious in English but in the Hebrew both “knowledge” (discernment NASB) (998) and “understanding” (8394) come from the same root. In this passage we see a series of couplets. They are given this way for emphasis. Repetition is a tool of learning and an indication of importance.
God does not prefer to be served by empty headed fools. The pagan intellectuals of our world like to act like believers are uneducated, rustic simpletons. They want to declare that our concept of faith has a kill switch for our minds. God seems to disagree with that. Just look at these verses and the call to engage our brain.
So? Wake up and think about the roses. Don’t just smell them. God gave you a mind that is capable of thought. It is part of being created in the image of God. Please God. Frustrate those who hate Him. Happy thinking.