Happy is the man who gives ear to me, watching at my doors day by day, keeping his place by the pillars of my house. For whoever gets me gets life, and grace from the Lord will come to him. (Proverbs 8:34, 35 BBE)
The writer of Proverbs has laid out a case of getting his son to make a wise decision between two women – Adulteress or Wisdom.
He has already gone to great lengths to show that Adulteress is not going to be the way to life but the way to ruin. Now he outlines the reason to go for Wisdom. Or more accurately he lets her speak for herself.
The credentials Wisdom has to offer are immense. From helping rulers to rule excellently to being there at creation sculpting and shaping the very aspects of nature that inspires such awe and wonder.
To know that this wonderful woman is available to give counsel and guidance is truly amazing. She is not only available, but she is offering herself to support even the simple and the fool to change their ways and gain what is needed to succeed in life.
Imagine that – when we think about leaders in various walks of life we think about them and their routes to success and how the had advisors with them every step of the way. Getting consultancy on almost anything costs a lot of money and takes a lot of time, but God is inviting us to save so much of that to gain so much more by investing time and energy in seeking Wisdom. We don’t need to be rich to seek her, we don’t have to be famous, popular, intelligent, from a good background. We can ask from whatever position in life we find ourselves. As we ask and look, so we will find her and in finding her … we find real life that even famous, rich and intelligent people would acknowledge and admire for the godly favour that enriches it.
If you’re still unsure, it’s worth checking her CV again.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden