(Pro 2:3 KJV) Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
Is this a two step process or a call to perseverance? My first response is on process but as I look a little deeper at the words I am leaning toward perseverance. In both parts of the verse there is a call for us to actively seek results. There is a burden on us to discern wisdom.
One of the paradoxes we find in scripture is the juxtaposition of the sovereignty of God and the free will of man. If we don’t have the second then our response seems kind of empty to me. If we don’t have the first then there is nothing worth responding to. God has put us on the tight rope. He has also given us one of those long poles that make it possible to balance. He then shoves us off and says, “Walk.”
So? Ask, seek, knock, find. It is one of those promises that makes grace a living proposition instead of a miracle pill.