“They would not accept my counsel,
They spurned all my reproof.
So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way
And be satiated with their own devices.” Proverbs 1: 30-31
Let’s face it: we are a wayward flock of sheep!
It is not so much that we are ignorant, but rather that we are disobedient.
More often than not, we know what we ought to do. Put plainly, we simply do not put what we know into practice.
We spend our days enduring the irksome and painful consequences of going our own way. The grind of disobedience is neither easy nor new. Unfortunately, it has characterized the human experience almost as long as humans have walked earth. The saying of Solomon address this tendency of ours head-on.
According to this ancient teacher, the secret of escaping the grind of disobedience is wisdom. Biblical wisdom is a process that begins with gaining knowledge, then choosing to set aside our former ways of thinking, and then putting this new knowledge into practice.
There are three facts related to wisdom according to Proverbs:
- Wisdom is available
- Wisdom can be ignored or spurned
- Ignoring wisdom produces grave consequences
The deeper we dig into Solomon’s sayings the more clearly we discover what brings wisdom into our lives?
The secret of leading a peaceful prosperous life.
“My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord
Or loath His reproof,
For whom the Lord loves He reproves,
Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.” Proverbs 3: 11-12
My Lord, lead me in Your wisdom and correct me when I deviate from knowledge. Pardon my disobedience. My frailty is in Your mercy.by