“You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.” (Proverbs 8:5-8)
We’re walking through Proverbs 8 together this week, and Wisdom has been standing at a high-traffic spot in town calling out to get our attention as we rush through our busy lives. She seems convinced she has something we need, if we’ll just slow down and listen for a minute.
Her message, she says, can change our lives forever. If we’ll pay attention, she can help simple, foolish people like us who normally get used by the world to become prudent. She can help us understand all the most important things.
She knows. She knows. We’ve heard these pitches before. We’ve seen all the infomercials for diets and face creams and exercise machines and get-rich schemes. That’s not her bag. She insists: “What I’m going to tell you is worth your time. It’s right. I don’t lie; I hate lies. I don’t want to cheat anyone. I’m not asking for your money.”
Think: Do you ever pay less attention to wisdom because it seems like she promises too much? Are we too cynical these days to believe in anything that promises to “make us wise”?
Pray: Ask God to help you trust Him to give you real life-changing wisdom.
Do: Read Proverbs 2.Tweet