From Ray Ortlund's excellent commentary, Proverbs: Wisdom That Works (Crossway, 2012), pages 51–52:
Proverbs 2:1–22 opens a door to every one of us. We all want to grow in Christ. In this passage God is telling us how we can move forward.
If you see a sign in front of a church, “Revival here next week,” you can be sure there won’t be a revival there next week. We do not program God or control God. But in this passage God himself tells us how to take our next steps into newness of life. We want to change. We want to get closer to him, closer than we have ever gone before, closer than we have ever dreamed of going. Now God is telling us how. . . .
Proverbs 2 is one of the most helpfu…