Everyone has access to wisdom, but only among the discerning it rests (reposes) claims this proverb. The discerning is the person that considers wisdom and harbors it in their heart. Rests in the heart is “leb bin” in Hebrew implying our soul vault. The proverb implies that wisdom can rest in the heart of the discerning because they happily allow it to.
Paul proclaimed to a crowd of Greeks in Athens who spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas, “…God determined the times set for people and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.'” (Acts 17:25-28) God is the source of wisdom. In fact, he is wisdom and he makes himself and his wisdom accessible to all (Romans 1:19-20).
God supplied wisdom to Athen’s seekers of the latest ideas through Paul. Some sneered. Others wanted to hear more. Today people are the same as in the first century. As for me, from this moment to the next I can allow the Lord God and his wisdom to reside in my soul vault or sneer. As Jesus said, “Seek and you will find.” (Matthew 7:7). And, “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Deuteronomy 4:29)