Proverbs 1:20-22 Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice. At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?”
Wisdom Before Turmoil
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How much of each day do you spend, investing in tomorrow? Just as with money, there are two things that we can do with our time. We can spend it or we can invest it.
There’s good spending, and then there’s wasting. It’s the same with our time. We can spend our time on good things – on relationships, on work, on rest – or we can fritter it away on this and that, answer emails that don’t need answering, endlessly scrolling through Facebook or whatever form of social media you happen to be addicted to at the moment.
So, how much time to you invest in your future? Because there are things that you can do today, that will protect you tomorrow.
Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice. At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?” (Proverbs 1:20-22)
In other words, God’s wisdom is crying out to you, here and now. His Word is choc-a-block full of His wisdom that He wants to give freely and generously to each of us. But all too often, we’re too busy to receive it – frittering our time away as we so often do.
There was a huge research project done by the Center of Bible Engagement in the US, asking Christians why they didn’t read their Bibles. The number one reason, it won’t surprise you, is that they didn’t have the time.
Really? Too busy … but time to watch the fifth rerun of their favourite sitcom on TV! Come on!
There’s a reason that God wants to give you His wisdom:
Because I have called and you refused, have stretched out my hand and no one heeded, and because you have ignored all my counsel … I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic strikes you, when panic strikes you like a storm, and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but will not find me. (Proverbs 1:24-28)
You see when disaster strikes, it’s too late. The time to get God’s wisdom into your heart is now while the going is good, before the turmoil strikes. It’s about investing in the future. Or … are you too busy?
God loves you more than words can say. And like any good father, He wants to impart His powerful wisdom into your life. He knows what’s coming. He knows what you need. And He has given you His Word, and His Holy Spirit to pour out His wisdom in abundance.
That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.