So today marks our first day on our 31 days of wisdom journey, all from the book of Proverbs. King Solomon wrote most of this book. It starts off with an intimate conversation between a father and son. In verse 8 the father begins to warn his son about receiving evil counsel and shunning certain temptations. What stood out to me was verses 20-21. It says,
“Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares. (21) She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city she speaks her words:”
Here again are the words I’d like you to pay close attention to:
1) calls aloud
2) raises her voice
3) cries out
When I think about this imagery it immediately dispels the thinking that the wisdom of God is hidden in some deep hieroglyphic code wherein only the sagacious of them all can decipher. No! Wisdom is everywhere! She calls aloud, she raises her voice, she’s crying out, and she speaks words. These are the 4 things wisdom is doing right now.
When I was starting off in my walk with God I believe God stirred in me a desire to be wise. I believe that was the case because I made a lot of unwise decisions in life. I made a lot of foolish decisions that hurt me. So when I came to the Lord He began to show me that it’s easy to make right decisions. It’s easy to live skillfully. Why? Because wisdom isn’t hidden. It’s loud and it’s everywhere. It’s outside, in the open squares, the chief concourses, and in the open gates.
From that moment on I began to pray that God would open my eyes and ears to see and hear wisdom. He has done that and my life is blessed because of it. I encourage you to do what wisdom is doing. Call aloud for it; raise your voice for it; cry out for it; and speak to God concerning it.The Spirit of the Lord once told me, “If you cry for wisdom you’ll laugh in prosperity.”
What stood out to you in this chapter? As always, share your thoughts with me. I love to learn from your feedback.