It is both interesting and instructive to look up, with the aid of a concordance, all the passages in the Bible which refer to understanding, knowledge, and wisdom, especially those which point out the necessity of gaining or acquiring these qualities. One of the most striking passages is to be found in the first chapter of Ephesians, where Paul speaks to the members of the church at Ephesus of his constant prayer for them, that they might receive "the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him [God]," and that the eyes of their understanding might be "enlightened.
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