I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.
The above quote is spoken by the personified character “wisdom” in this chapter of Proverbs. So the message is that if you love wisdom, it will love you back and if you seek it, you will find it.
What a great message of encouragement. Imagine if you were hearing this message in relation to something else. Like money for example: “if you seek money you’ll find it and it will bless you.” That would be cause for celebration wouldn’t it? Yet the author follows up with this statement, “My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver.” And it makes sense really. You can use up the “gold and silver” (money) that you have, but you can’t use up your wisdom. In fact, using wisdom only tends to increase it.
The picture being painted with the personification of wisdom is a beautiful one that reminds me a bit of marriage. (I was just recently involved in a wedding and helped a friend propose to his girlfriend so the topic is on my mind) You stand at the alter and promise to love each other unconditionally. I once heard an eloquent toast where the main message was “May this be the day that you love each other the least. Because that will mean that you love each other more and more every day for the rest of your lives.” That’s the kind of love that wisdom is promising.
So seek God’s wisdom and you will find it and be blessed more and more every day.