The book of Proverbs is written in a poetry type format. The verses that we are going to read today gives 'wisdom' personification...meaning wisdom is given a 'voice' so to speak. Wisdom as well as foolishness is personified throughout the book of Proverbs---just something to keep in mind as we go forward.
Read Proverbs 1:20-33.
According to verses 20 and 21, how easy is it to find wisdom? I was imagining myself on a road trip as I contemplated these verses. Do you read billboards? I do. I usually am not the driver anymore (thank goodness!!) so I like to look at the scenery around me. Those big billboards catch my attention every time. Even the stupid ones I see a billion times in my lifetime. But I was thinking just now....how come the things that God places right there in front of me do not catch my attention? I actually have to go out of my way to ignore them. Why do I do that?
Verse 29 parallels closely to what verse that we read earlier in the week?
What eventually happens to the person who doesn't have wisdom?
My verse of the Day is verse 20 because I need the reminder that the Wisdom of God is right there, seeking me. At times I play The Fool and I don't notice what is right in front of my eyes!
For today's discussion...
I really enjoyed yesterday's discussion of Adoration to our God. Let's just continue on with the A.C.T.S. method and move right onto confession. UH OH! No, you don't have to reveal your closet skeletons unless you want to. Every single one of us sin every single day. And every single one of us struggles with some particular sin day after day after day. If you are comfortable with it...then reveal it. We will at least be a listening ear for you and will pray along with you that you may overcome it. If you don't want to...then that is fine too.
I will not post anything on the weekends from this blog. I would encourage you to read through Proverbs 1 again this weekend and be on the lookout for Wisdom shouting to you from the street!