2 [yada’ ] to know wisdom [chokma ] and guidance [muvkar] ;
To understand [biyn] the word [’emer] to understand [biynah] ;
Wisdom is the supreme power by which one reaches his highest spiritual perfection, by which all other things are brought into harmony in perfect perspective, and personified by life-giving discernment and creativity.
The purpose of Proverbs, and the purpose of the Bible, is to teach.
To educate, so that a person can know.
Instruction is taught by training combined with the self-discipline of dedication generated by a genuine desire to learn the ultimate truths of life.
Understanding is the ability to discern right from wrong, truth from falsehood, real from pretense.
Most people fail to acquire wisdom, because they never begin the process of learning through education.
And it simply means, it is impossible to understand or to be oriented in life, when you do not have the foundation of Bible principles within your soul.
Without doctrine you only have excuses and invented truths, which are actually lies.
Without principles, the only thing you can do is play a game of impressing others who lack principles. Which means, stupid, who is stupid, stupid. And that is something not to brag about.
The whole emphasis of the Bible is to bring people to salvation through Christ, first of all, and then secondly, to bring people to wisdom through instruction in doctrine.
The greatest and only failure of an unbeliever is to reject Christ.
The greatest failure of believers in Christ is to refuse to learn, and therefore not to advance in their spiritual life.
And the greatest embarrassment of believers in Christ is knowing that there is instruction and doctrine available, but they do not follow it.