(Pro 5:1 KJV) My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
If I were translating this I think I would use a different word for “incline” (5186). There is a wide range of meanings and one that is missed in these is the idea of reaching out or stretching. Sometimes we need to put a little effort into understanding what God is saying to us. That is one reason that multiple translations can help and even a paraphrase can bring insight.
Have you ever tried to sweep a throw rug? How does that work for you? For me it is a waste of time. It is also counter-productive to use a vacuum. I think the best method is to pick it up, take it out the door and give it a hearty shake. Sometimes wisdom is that way.
So? Act like you are trying to get that last bit of spaghetti sauce out of the corner of your plate. Don’t be satisfied until you have it all.