Daily Archives: October 21, 2008

Devotional Reading – October 21

Proverbs 8:1-5

1Does not wisdom call?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
2 the heights beside the way,
at the crossroads she takes her stand;
3 beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud:
4 “To you, O men, I call,
and my cry is to the children of man.
5 simple ones, learn prudence;
O fools, learn sense.

Wisdom is not in hard to find places. God has not hidden it away so that it cannot be found. It is here, and here, and here. The problem is not that wisdom is elusive. The problem is that we do not seek it very well. We assume to be in possession of it. Also, note that wisdom is found in the gates. The gate is the place where the elders and leaders of the city sit to make important decisions. God gives them wisdom to pass on to those they lead. We should not think that wisdom is only found in some direct form, from God. God gives to the church, pastors and teachers for the teaching of the church. The church should insist that they use their wisdom to benefit the church. They are responsible for passing it on. From God to the teachers to the church. It is not miraculous in the way we normally think of miracle. It is not spectacular. But it is how God works. Pastors/elders are to be men who garner wisdom from the Word of God and pass it accurately onto those whom God has given them to pastor. And let us not forget also that Jesus Christ is the often personified as the Wisdom of God.