Lady Wisdom goes out in the street and shouts.
At the town center she makes her speech.
In the middle of the traffic she takes her stand.
At the busiest corner she calls out:
“Simpletons! How long will you wallow in ignorance?
Cynics! How long will you feed your cynicism?
Idiots! How long will you refuse to learn?
About face! I can revise your life.
Look, I’m ready to pour out my spirit on you;
I’m ready to tell you all I know.
As it is, I’ve called, but you’ve turned a deaf ear;
I’ve reached out to you, but you’ve ignored me.
If you are anything like me, and I am sure that you are, it is so easy to get lost in “the noise” of life. I think that it is in us to wish for more, sometimes to the point of stepping out and getting a toe wet, but when it comes to jumping in, just doesn’t happen. Wisdom is all around us right there ready to be found. God offers it willingly, no catch; He’s just waiting for you to step up and take it.
I have found that it is easier to complain about what I don’t have and to claim ignorance when it comes to doing the things that will get me out of my own way and allow God to move in my life. So what do you do? How can you get out of your own way?
I was in financial services for ten years, during that time I met a lot of people who were ignorant, meaning that they did not have the knowledge necessary to make an educated decision about their financial lives. That was where I came in; I taught them and then they would be able to understand and make the decisions they needed to in order to take care of their families. I do not think that this is the type of ignorance that Solomon is referring to in these words. I think that he was referring to “stupid” people; you see during that time of talking to and educating people I would sometimes meet people who were just plain stupid. After showing them that the product that they had was not in their best interest, they ignored the facts and stayed with the thing that they were the most comfortable with. That my friend is stupidity!
It does not have to be this way. You and I have a choice and we have a VERY willing Father who will give us this wisdom, just like He did Solomon. So my question to you is do you want to have this wisdom?
Join me tomorrow as we examine wisdom and what(or maybe who) I believe it really is.
Universal Messenger of Joy