Ears: The Heart’s Gate for Knowledge

Proverbs 18:15

“The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.”

The “ear” is one of the great inlets for knowledge in the heart. It is mentioned here as an organ that serves the heart in its acquisition of wisdom. The prudent man knows that without lending a listening ear, it is impossible to grow in wisdom. Only when the heart pursues the acquisition of knowledge with the help of the ear, can it secure understanding. God gave us ears so that we may receive knowledge for ourselves.

Wise people always seek to expand and increase their knowledge. Those who are prudent would not proudly think that they have in themselves all the knowledge they need. They still seek for more knowledge. Prudent men are always inquisitive after more knowledge.

They grow in wisdom because their ears are open to instructions. The more the ears are open to the instructions, the greater the understanding that one receives. When our ears give diligent attention to those from whom we can learn, it is certain we will succeed in acquiring much knowledge.

Prabhudas Koshy