Good Morning all. As I sit and look out the window, I was watching some humming birds come and drink their nectar this morning. And as I was watching those birds, it dawned on me, these birds return time after time to the same place where they are fed. They are wise. They are smart. They may be tiny but they got one great memory. So I got to questioning myself, do I return to where I can be fed? The answer is no, not always. So I decided to get fed this morning and opened up my Bible. And I asked the Lord, how can I be wise in you Lord. And he directed my heart to Proverbs. I am staying a lot in Proverbs these days. Proverbs 1:20-21 says this: "Out in the open WISDOM calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech:" What hit me the hardest was that it says she CALLS OUT, she CRIES OUT. Wisdom is desperately trying to get our attention but are we listening. Let's go for just a bit more: "How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?" Wisdom is begging for us to look at her and she is asking us how long are we going to wait until we turn our hears towards her and listen to her. Then I saw that all we have to do is turn ourselves to Wisdom and then we will know what knowledge is, what Jesus is calling us to do. We must be wise in Jesus. Look what she says next, "Repent at my rebuke! THEN I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known my teachings." When we are looking for wisdom in Christ Jesus, then he will give us the knowledge, the discernment, the understanding of Scriptures. We then will be able to apply it to our lives and then it will grow and spread out to other's lives. But look at what will happen when we refuse to listen: " But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you- when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you." Wisdom turns her head and does not listen because we refuse to listen to sound wisdom. We turn to and fro. We are tossed on the high waves of sea and do not listen to sound teachings any more. I have seen so many people ask God to heal this land, to help heal this virus but why should he? We have turned from His sound teaching and wisdom. The last of this scripture says this: "Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord. Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the COMPLACENCY of fools will destroy them; BUT whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm" Wisdom is calling, heed her call today. Let's get back to God and HIS WISDOM and then we can live without fear from harm. Have a blessed day! RISE UP!
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