What is the beginning of wisdom?

The Bible is pretty unclear on whether it’s good to be wise or not. But suppose you do want to be wise. What’s the first thing you need to do? The Bible claims multiple times that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge.

But there’s another verse that tells you how to get started on the path to wisdom, and this verse doesn’t even mention God. Instead, it says that the beginning of wisdom is simply to get wisdom. (Which is pretty unhelpful, since that’s what you were trying to do in the first place. You’re not going to be able to follow that advice unless you already know how to get wisdom, in which case you don’t need to be told how.)

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