The Voice of God: in Wisdom
“Wisdom crieth without; she uttered her voice in the streets:
She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,”
God is saying here that He had sent His Wisdom in the city, into the minds of His People.
And what did Wisdom say?
Proverbs 1:23 “Turn you at My reproof: Behold, I will pour out My Spirit unto you, I will make known My words unto you.”
God’s Wisdom wants us to not only hear the words; but to “turn”.
When God reproves His people, He is trying to get their attention away from the world’s traps, and to turn it on their great calling in Christ Jesus.
He promises great power for our lives, in the promise of the Spirit; “I will pour out My Spirit unto you”.
and in understanding His Word for our lives, today.
Jeremiah 10:23 “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”
We were formed from the dust of the ground; and the Lord breathed into man, the breath of life, and we became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)
Then we were placed upright, on our feet, to walk after God.
But we turned every one to his own way. (Isaiah 53:6)
So God has spoken in a clear voice of Wisdom:
Isaiah 30:21 “And thine ear shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”
That is pretty detailed direction, for our everyday life. He knows, and we can know for today what His will is.
God has it for us: if we will walk with Him.
And if we get out of the Way?
The He will send Wisdom to correct us:
Proverbs 1:22 “How long, ye simple ones, will ye love your simplicity? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?”
The simple ones here, are those who are not taught in the Word of God. They can not prove all things.
We think simplicity is good, but it is not,…..if we are simply refusing further instruction from Him, wanting to stay where we are because of fear, or lack of trust.
But the scriptures are given for our instruction:
2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
And the scriptures are given for examples for us:
1 Corinthians 10:11 “Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”
Maybe we think that God would never make that happen for me; what is the use of trying, or of praying?
He has promised a lot to those who want His wisdom. Shall we not believe Him?
Proverbs 2:10-11 “When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul:
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:”
Proverbs 3:21b-23 “…keep sound wisdom and discretion: so shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.”
God is still sending His Wisdom to the streets, the place people gather, to the entering of cities, and in the city, itself.
He is sending it by His Word, His preachers, and by the testimony of His people.
He will not stop…His Voice will go forth.
Will we turn and walk after Him, today?