DAY 1 - No Excuses | "House of Wisdom" Devotional

Thursday, February 01, 2018 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Proverbs 1:20, Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. 21 She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate: 22 “How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge. 23  Come and listen to my counsel. I’ll share my heart with you and make you wise.

Throughout the Book of Proverbs wisdom is “personified” or given a personality to gain attention. God uses a woman to personify wisdom probably because we are all naturally more attentive to the voice of a woman, such as our mother. A female’s voice is also more penetrating than a male’s voice. This is the reason a female voice is used in advanced airplanes to alert pilots.

Wisdom from God is always available so there is no excuse for being “simple-minded,” which Webster’s Dictionary defines as, “Having or showing a lack of good sense or judgment.” Your answer, solution, insight and strategy is never far away. You only need to slow down long enough to listen and learn. Most of the trouble and traps in life actually count on people acting without good sense and judgment, as if something essential will be missed. That pressure is opposite to operating in wisdom.

“Come and listen...I’ll share my heart...” We are not born with wisdom in our physical DNA. It has to be received as spiritual DNA from Christ. Just as singing talent has to be developed, the wisdom of God is developed through instruction and action. Relationship with God and wise people is the best path for growing in wisdom and understanding.

Reflection Question: What “trap,” if any, do you recognize that resulted from a lack of wisdom?

Key insight I gained today:

Today’s action item based on insight:

From the Devotional Book: House of Wisdom by Bryan Hudson