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Acquiring wisdom and showing the fruits thereof.

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

Proverbs 8:1

Or as it is rendered in the original text. ‘Does not wisdom call? And does not understanding speak?’

Observe, in order for a call to be heard, one must be listening. Furthermore, in order for the call that is heard to be deciphered, the same person who has heard must be willing to engage in the summary of the matter that is at hand.

That is to say, when we position ourselves to listen, we are not driven solely by emotions of which are often uncontrollable. Instead, when we are listening, we are akin to a soldier at a precise place and time, unknown to the soldier, he trusts not his emotions, for he is under command, and he waits for the commanding order before he acts. After he has heard, he will proceed.

Such is the believer, in a place not fully known of which we call this world and its system. But what we do know is the peril of the world system. As we hold our position. (Exodus 14:13.) We listen for the command from on high, in this case, the calling of wisdom.

Having acquired the call of wisdom, then we may proceed by faith through our action. For many do hear, but only a few will act. Being the few who do act upon the wisdom we have received; may the understanding of the acquired wisdom speaks through us and our actions on a day-to-day basis. Thus, we read, ‘does not understanding speak?’

What is your life portraying if you are a recipient of God’s daily grace and the wisdom thereof?

The preceding verse of our text concerning wisdom, it reads:

She stands in the top of high places, by the wayside, in the houses of the paths.

Proverbs 8:2

Considering wisdom is presented as one from above. ‘She stands at the top of high places.’

May we as believers, down below in the valley of life, walk according to her calling.

Secondly, we read, wisdom is heard by the wayside. The word ‘wayside’ or ‘the way,’ it speaks of a place that is trodden. Such as our places of work, wherewith we find ourselves with others and often. Therein, may wisdom speak through us through our actions. And in our homes as well. That is to say, what we expect in others, may it be seen in us also.

Wisdom is a mirror reflecting our life’s journey in this world, and it is constantly calling out to us. What have we allowed our ears to hear? To truly start hearing, we sometimes need to cease lending our ears to things that bring us no benefit. What enriches us will, in turn, enrich others, all for the greater glory of God.”

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.


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