The prophet Micah exposed the sins of idolatry and prostitution in Israel and Judah. Micah, being sore troubled, writes “8 for this will I lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will make a wailing like the jackals and a lamentation like the ostriches. 9 for her wounds are incurrable; for it is come even unto Judah; it reaches unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem” (Micah 1:8-9).
My son, if you will receive my words, and lay up my commandments; 2 so as to incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; 3 Yea, if you cry after discernment, and lift up your voicefor understanding; 4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures: 5 Then shall you understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God" (Proverbs 2:1-5).
If a son will do seven things then he will "understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God. 'l Here is the formula for gaining wisdom (fear of Jehovah). The success of the formula is dependent upon a willing approach of any individual. Those unwilling to work to attain wisdom will never attain it.