The Call to Wisdom

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 1

Gold Nugget 
Verse 20-24: 20 Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares. 21 She cries out in the chief concourses, At the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words: 22 "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge. 23 Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. 24 Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded,

Today's proverb issues a very powerful warning. Trying to find a small "gold nugget" was quite the challenge. It flows for quite some time with a warning about neglecting wisdom. The scripture describes wisdom as a women who cries in the streets, "How long will you remain in simplicity and reject sound wisdom? This passage about this "woman" was written thousands of years ago, but she is still out there. Lifting up her voice to the simple that are being led and lured into the pits of hell. Wisdom has continued to call out to those who will not accept her pleas for their own safety. She knows that they will not listen, but still she calls. 

Whether you are subscribed to this devotion for wisdom, whether you read Proverbs for wisdom of any sort or if you read the Word in general for wisdom, she is crying out to you to listen and receive her instructions. This proverb describes wisdom as something that is readily available, but seldom embraced. Wisdom is still readily available. It is in front of you on the pages of His Word. There she sits on your table, desk or dashboard - calling out to you as you are led and lured down the path of destruction. Awaken! Hear the voice of wisdom as she cries out to you. Run to her and embrace her. Hold her tight and never let her go. She will rescue you and preserve you from the path that leads to destruction. 

Lord, I want to respond to your call to wisdom and embrace her with the passion of a newlywed. I want to cling to your words and hunger for your knowledge. Help me to separate myself from the wicked and foolish. Thank you for rescuing me from the path to destruction and securing me with your instructions. Amen

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  1. Hey Steve. I did not receive your Proverb in my email all weekend. I thought I'd better come to your site and make sure you were ok. It looks like all the proverbs are here...wonder if I somehow fell off the list?

  2. It's not only you, Sue. I don't know why, but no one is getting emails. I haven't changed anything that I'm doing on my end. I have been trying to figure it out all weekend to no avail. Feedburner is the free email distributer that I use. Maybe I need to find another. :-(

  3. hey unkle ,the proverb really made me think.ive put in some work and read the word and i dont feel like im getting wiser ,whats my problem,i need to no fast, skeeter

  4. Skeeter, emotions and feelings can be misleading. I can assure you that you are gaining wisdom. I have watched you grow and have seen the increase in wisdom with my own eyes. Your hunger for wisdom can often make you "feel" like you're not getting enough. Stick with it, your on the right track!

  5.'s good to know that I didn't get zapped! Your daily insight has become a part of my daily quiet time that I look forward to. I print it out when I wake up and then when I sit down with Jesus I read it, chew on it, journal it, pray about it, etc!

  6. That's awesome to hear. It is very encouraging to know that people benefit from it. It does seem as if there are some changes to feedburner that may have caused the email disruption. Hope to get that worked out today.