Sirach 6:18-19, 23-33
18-19 Discipline yourself from childhood, and Wisdom will accompany you through old age. Come to Her as a farmer comes to the soil: plow and sow and wait for Her to arise. Do not try too hard, for there is a naturalness to Her coming, and you will eat of Her fruit at the right time.
23 Listen, my child, and accept my judgment;
do not reject my counsel.
24 Put your feet into her fetters,
and your neck into her collar.
25 Bend your shoulders and carry her,
and do not fret under her bonds.
26 Come to her with all your soul,
and keep her ways with all your might.
27 Search out and seek, and she will become known to you;
and when you get hold of her, do not let her go.
28 For at last you will find the rest she gives,
and she will become ecstasy for you.
29 Then her fetters will become for you a strong defense,
and her collar a glorious robe.
30 Her yoke* is a golden ornament,
and her bonds a purple cord.
31 You will wear her like a glorious robe,
and put her on like a splendid crown.
32-33 If you are willing, you will be taught. If you are diligent, you will progress. If you listen, you will learn. If you pay attention, you will become wise. Stand in the company of the elders, and apprentice yourself to the wise. Listen closely to every discussion, and let not the parables of understanding escape you. Visit the sages often, let your feet wear grooves in their walkway.
Yeah, I need to find myself some Wisdom literature to preach off of this year -- where I won't get distracted by The Bible As Porn.