While I still got you attention, I want to do a quick shout out to the guys at Proverbial Thought. They started going through Proverbs at the same time as I have. So far we have been selecting the same verses from Proverbs to write about (I’m not sure about todays yet, I’ll check first thing after I’m done). But if you are serious into seeking more wisdom, I really recommend them to you. Not only are they wiser than me, but it gives you a complete second perspective on these Proverbs passages.
Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
she raises her voice in the public square;
on top of the wall she cries out,
at the city gate she makes her speech:
Open your ears everyone! Open your eyes! Wisdom is shouting out to us! It is calling for us! We must listen. As this verse states wisdom is calling! But it seems her calling is not be heard over the noise of all the people. If this is a public square, than there ought to be a lot of people in the vicinity. People just living their life, day by day. People making lot of noises, making it almost impossible for us to hear wisdom. Wisdom knows this, so she raises her voice to attempt for us to hear her better. We still can not hear, being caught up in our lives. Wisdom now stands on top of the wall and cries out to us! Since the noise of other people, the noise of our lives, has blocked us from being able to hear wisdom call out to us, she has to get to a height in which we can see her, in hopes for us to listen.
What I am getting from this is that wisdom is constantly calling out to us. But we get so caught up in our daily lives, trying to survive, trying to manage it on our own, just barely living paycheck to paycheck, wisdom gets drowned out in all the noise. We have to learn to stop sometimes. Stop being so focused on surviving life, that we forget to take time and relax. Not only relax, but listen. Listen to wisdom calling out to us. Listen to the instructions and warnings she is trying to give to us. If you are still having a hard time hearing even after you stopped to pay attention, ask the Lord to help you find wisdom. Wisdom has so much to teach us, but we have to be ready to learn wisdom. Otherwise if we aren’t paying attention, we miss her.
- Proverbs 8:1-5 (thisishowitisnow.wordpress.com)
- You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All (thegathering235.wordpress.com)