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wisdom calls aloud by orchardblog
December 15, 2004, 1:06 pm
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this morning i’ve been meditating on the word wisdom. specifically from the book of proverbs which says, “wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech…”

something i find most fascinating about this particular scripture is that it says that “wisdom calls aloud.” suggesting that wisdom speaks to us at times, but maybe we are not listening. maybe we are so busy with life, that we are not really in a position to hear from god, nor any good counsel from family and friends.

wisdom, i would submit to you, is more than simply the ability to see beyond ourselves, but even perhaps more profoundly, to see within ourselves. life, if you will, is the context for growing in wisdom, not simply when you experience something, but when you extract it from your experience. wisdom and experience are uniquely interconnected. not only can wisdom be gained from experience, but the quality of your future experiences will be shaped by your wisdom.

i heard someone once say, “what we continually ask for is to know god’s will for our lives; what god continually offers us is his wisdom for our lives.” well said.

wisdom, as difficult as it is to define, is not that difficult to describe. even when we are not sure what wisdom really is, we know it when we see it.

an essential component of wisdom, is the ability to get to the “core” of life. wisdom always finds a way through the mess we make of life. might i add, not always the easiest way.

the scripture says that god has made unto us wisdom (1 cor. 1.30). ask god for wisdom. remember, “wisdom calls aloud in the streets.”

wisdom simplifies. wisdom clarifies. wisdom untangles. wisdom unschackles. wisdom illuminates. wisdom liberates.


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