Proverbs 24:13&14 KJV

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and honeycomb, which is sweet to the taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

Growing in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding takes time. We must listen to instruction and put it into practice. As we do this we are developing a good habit that will make us stronger. Verse 5 says A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increases strength. KJV

The word translated as knowledge means that the knowledge was gained through the senses. We read or hear of some wisdom and must be willing to put it into practice and then evaluate the outcome. That which delivers as promised we should keep in our storehouse. So we can benefit from the wisdom over and over.

Of course, wisdom can be learned the hard way but that way usually involves pain as the reward. This is the case in verses 8-10, and also verses 19&20.

To benefit from wisdom we must invest in it and wait for the promised reward. Verse 27