TRUST: Wisdom Calls Out


Surrounded by voices that vie for our attention, it would behoove us to develop a discerning ear. For we need to put our TRUST in the right place more importantly in the right person. There are some voices that demand our attention and allegiance that serve us no good. This is why we must TRUST: Wisdom Calls Out.

In Proverbs 8, wisdom is personified and that as a woman. In terms of value, silver, gold, rubies or nothing you desire can compare with her (v9-11).  Counsel, sound judgment, insight and power belong to wisdom, and she imparts that to kings, princes, rulers, nobles and all who are willing to seek her. Likewise, riches, honor, enduring wealth and prosperity are hers to give as well. Beginning in verse 22, she is she reveals that she was before all things as well as to be the architect and counselor of God in creation. In verse 32 and 33, we learn that those who listen and follow her are blessed and become wise. Those who find her, find life and receive favor from the Lord. On the converse, those who fail to wisdom harm themselves. Those who all who hate her love death. Now, we know why we need to TRUST: Wisdom Calls Out.

Proverbs 8

Does not wisdom call out?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
2 At the highest point along the way,
where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
3 beside the gate leading into the city,
at the entrance, she cries aloud:
4 “To you, O people, I call out;
I raise my voice to all mankind.
5 You who are simple, gain prudence;
you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.[a]
6 Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say;
I open my lips to speak what is right.
7 My mouth speaks what is true,
for my lips detest wickedness.
8 All the words of my mouth are just;
none of them is crooked or perverse.
9 To the discerning all of them are right;
they are upright to those who have found knowledge.
10 Choose my instruction instead of silver,
knowledge rather than choice gold,
11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
and nothing you desire can compare with her…
34 Blessed are those who listen to me,
    watching daily at my doors,
    waiting at my doorway.
35 For those who find me find life
    and receive favor from the Lord.
36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves;
    all who hate me love death.”

TRUST: Wisdom Calls Oufor mankind to follow her. We have see some of the benefits for seeking wisdom. She closes out this text by saying that those who find her find life and receives favor from God. Who does not want a real life that has meaning, value and purpose. A life that God infuses His purpose and power. A life guided by truth and wisdom. She was there before creation and understands what our lives should be and how our lives can flourish. This is why she says TRUST: Wisdom Calls Out. 

God continues to demand that we trust Him with our lives, with every facet of our being or existence. Jehovah wants you to TRUST: Wisdom Calls Out. 

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