Proverbs 24:30-32 God gives wisdom to those who take the time to consider what they see
Everyone wants to be successful. We all want life to be joyous, purposeful and fulfilling. Unfortunately, most people never discover the secrets that lead to an abundant life. The information and the ability to apply it successfully come from God. This proverb actually reveals the secret of acquiring wisdom! "When I saw it, I considered it well...and received instruction". When reading this proverb it is easy to overlook the principle of consideration. God gives us Instruction when we choose to "see" and carefully consider His word, works, and wonders. This is why the Apostle Paul writes in Romans chapter 1 that the "invisible attributes" of God may be clearly seen and understood by the things which exist. Our success is hidden in our willingness to see and consider that which is all around us. Selah (means pause and think about it).
I went by the field of the lazy man,
And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding;
31 And there it was, all overgrown with thorns;
Its surface was covered with nettles;
Its stone wall was broken down.
32 When I saw it, I considered it well;
I looked on it and received instruction