Prov 1-3 The believer’s goal is to hear, “well done thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord.”
Goal 1: Learn/acquire wisdom. We want to learn wisdom so that our lives will be profitable and be found worthy of the judgment seat of Christ, where our works will face the refining fire.
Goal 2: Gain discernment or the ability to discriminate between that which is true and false. “But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil.” [Heb 5]
These goals begin when we build on the foundation of the “fear of the Lord.” [Prov 1:7] In contrast, fools “despise wisdom and instruction.” Therefore they cannot be overcomers and are likened to the man in Jesus’ parable who built his house on the sand, and when life’s storms came, his home was destroyed. In contrast, the wise man built his house remained secure upon the rock.
Where are you in your quest to be a wise person? It all depends on your desire to persevere/persist in gaining wisdom and utilize it to scrutinize your every decision as we filter it through the Word of God so that we can run the race and earn the prize! It is a choice that God gave us. What will you do?