2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
We want men and women who can think and do think; and who are not afraid of truth which does violence to the thinking of the flesh.
Such an audience as this we seemed to have at Temperance. They seemed to listen as though they were thinking upon what they heard; and such are the only people that will ultimately be led captive by the gospel of the kingdom.
Herald of the Kingdom and Age to Come, Dec 1854
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of Yahweh, and find the knowledge of Elohim.
Chapter 2 begins with an admonition to apply intense and consistent effort to acquire the divine wisdom that leads to life, just as keenly and persistently as men seek for hid treasure.
It promises that those who seek shall be given the great joy and comfort of wisdom from God, that will keep them from the ways of death. The chapter ends with the promise of the Kingdom
21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.