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 has sent forth His Wisdom in the city, into the minds of His People; which cried unto them, of His Ways.
And what did Wisdom say?
“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; 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 place 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. God has it for us: if we will, to walk with Him.
Then we will hear His Wisdom for us, clearly.
And if we get out of the Way He has for us?
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?”
We think simplicity is good, but it is not, if we are simply refusing further instruction from Him.
How many times do we deride what we hear in God’s Word? That could never happen for me, what is the use of trying; or of praying?
And, of course, there are those people who hate anything of God; especially His Wisdom. For they would never be wrong; and His wisdom shows them, that they are.
God is still sending His Wisdom to the streets, the place people gather, to the entering of cities, and in the city, itself.
He will not stop…His Voice will go forth.
Will we turn and walk after His Wisdom for us, today?