The Call of Wisdom
20 yWisdom cries aloud in the street,
in the markets she raises her voice;
21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
at zthe entrance of the city gates she speaks:
22 “How long, O asimple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will bscoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools chate knowledge?
23 If you turn at my reproof,1
behold, I will dpour out my spirit to you;
I will make my words known to you.
have gstretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
25 because you have hignored all my counsel
and iwould have none of my reproof,
26 I also jwill laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when kterror strikes you,
27 when terror strikes you like la storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when distress and anguish come upon you.
28 mThen they will call upon me, but I will not answer;
they will seek me diligently but will not find me.
29 Because they chated knowledge
and ndid not choose the fear of the LORD,
30 hwould have none of my counsel
and idespised all my reproof,
31 therefore they shall eat othe fruit of their way,
and have ptheir fill of their own devices.
32 For the simple are killed by qtheir turning away,
and rthe complacency of fools destroys them;
33 but swhoever listens to me will dwell secure
and will be tat ease, without dread of disaster.”
Today, as I was doing my Bible Study, I was instructed to view this chapter, Proverbs 1. I have read it before, but today it really resonated with me. Especially v. 32-33. For years, I was “living” in a dreadful state. Dreading the future, the present, even the past! Today, I can honestly say that I am at peace with my life that God has blessed me with. I know that nothing that I can face can take that peace out of my heart. I live with joy and hope, everyday, drawing near to my Father. I love my life and am so excited to see what there is to come, whereas in the past, I knew that I was only facing destruction and disaster. I am so thankful for my blessings and what God has given me- the most precious blessings are the ones that can’t be seen. Thank you God!