Friday, March 4, 2011

Wisdom's Call

Reading from the Book of Proverbs 8: 1-16

 1 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. 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. 12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power. 15 By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; 16 by me princes govern, and nobles—all who rule on earth.

Wisdom is speaking, and she says that through her, leaders rule.  Wisdom brings us to places of leadership, and if we want to be good leaders we need wisdom and common sense.

Living by common sense is really not difficult.  Just do what you would want others to do to you.  Pay your bills on time, communicate properly, mix encouragement with correction so a person's spirit is not broken. 

As you use more common sense, things will get better for you.  Do not do things that are foolish.  Ask God for wisdom.  While you are at it, ask Him to help you also use good, sanctified common sense in every situation.  That is Wisdom's Call.

1 comment:

Gods Modern Day Martyr said...

Father God, I thank You everyday for giving me Your Word and understanding. By teaching me common sense, You give me wisdom. Thank you, Lord, for making me upright and giving me Your favor.