Proverbs 1:20-23 Wisdom

Proverbs 1: 20 Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square.
21 She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate:
22 “How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simple-minded?
How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?
23 Come and listen to my counsel. I’ll share my heart with you and make you wise.

Proverbs begins where it should, with the author encouraging us to find wisdom. To God all sin is serious, but when we think of our flesh controlling our lives we think of “serious sins”. That is a great trick the enemy has used to ignore the very real problem of complacency in our lives. We tend to not seek out Godly things and just go with the “flow of life” (admittedly most do this while complaining, but they still just go with it).

God calls us to search for wisdom and live life on purpose. We are not supposed to live life in ignorance as simpletons. We are not meant to constantly fall into traps left me us. Wisdom is there, out in the open calling to us. America today is a great example of this. Everyone is seeking life’s answers, while literally running away from the bible and God’s answer.

Today resolve to listen to wisdom, seek it out. Spend time in the word of God. Decrease the time filling yourself with entertainment that encourages your mind to turn off. Stretch yourself and look to God to give you wisdom in abundance.

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About Erik Pullum

Married and parent to three wonderful children. I believe that Christianity is a lifestyle that you are supposed to live everyday, not just when it is convenient.
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