Come Into the House of Wisdom

Saturday, October 11, 2014 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

[NOTE: This is a lesson from the House of Wisdom 30-Day Devotional. Sign up to receive your copy of the devotional resource]

Proverbs 9:1, Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns. 2 She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table. 3 She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city. 4 “Come in with me,” she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says, 5 “Come, eat my food, and drink the wine I have mixed. 6 Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment.”

Wisdom has a house. Live in it.

When we abide outside the House of Wisdom, we can find ourselves being easily persuaded and enticed by people, places and powers that see our vulnerability. Wisdom provides a unique perspective on circumstances and people. Without wisdom’s perspective, we do not fully see what we are dealing with. God’s house of wisdom is also designed to help those “who lack good judgment.” Everyone has judgment. We look at things and form an opinion.  The problem is that our judgment is only as good as our level of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge.

Outside the House of Wisdom, things that are bad for you might actually look good. Outside the house of wisdom, we are mostly impressed by the first, shiniest, loudest, person or thing we see.  A lot of the failed marriages, bad relationships, and unhealthy entanglements,  began as meetings, “romantic” dates or even promiscuous activity outside the House of Wisdom.
There’s always room in the House of Wisdom. Come on in!

Proverbs 9:6 “Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment.”

Reflection Question: What decision(s) made outside the House of Wisdom can you now correct?