“Does not wisdom cry out,
And understanding lift up her voice?
She takes her stand on the top of the high hill,
Beside the way, where the paths meet.
She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city,
At the entrance of the doors:” Proverbs 8:1-3 NKJV
The scripture is full of verses about wisdom and how it comes directly from God alone.
Proverbs 8 puts a personality to wisdom, and we are allowed to gain insight from these words. It begins with wisdom calling from the path, the gateway, and the door.
Each place is a choice.
On the hill where paths meet, the person must choose to take one or the other.
The same is true with the gate and the door, either enter or turn away.
With each of these moments of choice we see Wisdom calling out to those making these decisions.
“All the words of my mouth are with righteousness;
Nothing crooked or perverse is in them.
They are all plain to him who understands,
And right to those who find knowledge.
Receive my instruction, and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choice gold;” Proverbs 8:8-10 NKJV
Wisdom is waiting for those who are making daily decisions to stop and listen before choosing, to look for the truth of what would be best, what would be right and we see what is gained by listening to Wisdom: righteousness, understanding, knowledge, and instruction.
And is it any wonder that if we turn to listen to God’s wisdom we gain those things for it is with wisdom He created.
“When He assigned to the sea its limit,
So that the waters would not transgress His command,
When He marked out the foundations of the earth,
Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
And my delight was with the sons of men.” Proverbs 8:29-31 NKJV
Wisdom rejoiced at His inhabited world and delighted in the sons of men.
Wisdom has always been an option if we will simply ask God.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 NKJV
Wisdom is given when sought.
It is up to the individual.
Will you seek God’s wisdom?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word and for the promise to provide all we need, including wisdom. Lord, help us not to be stiff-necked, but to instead seek You and Your wisdom for our lives each day. You alone have the understanding of how this world is put together and how to handle the different issues we face. Lord, thank You for knowing ahead of time what we would need and providing it for us in Your Word. Lord, let us be those who seek after wisdom as those who seek treasure, never giving up. Thank You, Lord. Amen.