Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wisdom Beckons

Proverbs 9:1-2 - Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars; she has slaughtered her meat, she has mixed her wine, she has also furnished her table.

God's wisdom gives us all we need. It's all there ready for us to partake of. Wisdom beckons us to come, to become satiated in her. Some will understand and gain this wisdom, others will not. Without wisdom we are considered simple (verse 4). It is defined in this proverb as foolishness, lacking in understanding, dead, in the depths of hell (verses 12,16,18).

Whoever is simple, let him turn in here! Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. (verses 4,5)  This may be the proverb, but it could also be Jesus' call to us. He asks us to become wise, to choose life over death which means choosing Him, the Bread of Life (John 6:35) and drink of His truth, His wisdom, for He is the new wine and brings new life.

Wisdom comes with truly knowing and fearing God. It's receiving Him and His wisdom and taking Him seriously in life. It's knowing our days on this earth are limited...all will come to a day of death. After that death, then what? Where will we go? Can we say we know for sure we will have eternal life? We can if we have God's wisdom and the understanding that we must have Jesus. Wisdom beckons us.... Heed the call...

Proverbs 9:10-12 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added to you.

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