Thursday, October 22, 2009

Proverbs, Chapter 8

I have spoken a lot here recently about seeking wisdom at all times. After all, we have to do our part to constantly seek God in all we do. Today, in Proverbs chapter 8, we see that wisdom wants to be found. God wants us to find the wisdom that we seek. He even goes so far as to tell us that wisdom seeks us if we are open to look for it. That makes the journey that much easier.

4 "To you, O men, I call out;
       I raise my voice to all mankind.

 5 You who are simple, gain prudence;
       you who are foolish, gain understanding. – Proverbs 8:4-5

This is why I love that God is an interactive God. He does not sit back on a cloud, waiting for us to come to Him. He leaves his wisdom in places where we can find it easily. He wants us to find Him. He wants us to seek him at all times, trying to know what He wants us to know. The biggest place, of course, is His Word in the bible. We find it in other places though. We find it in quiet moments of prayer and reflection. We find it when we calm our hearts and listen for His voice even when our bodies cry out for action.

I wish this came as easy as it sounds though. Anyone who has read this blog before knows that it is as much a quest for personal wisdom as it is me trying to teach what I have learned. I am once again in a place where I crave that wisdom that God is offering. Sitting at home every day, unemployed, is not good for my personal mindset. I know God has something better planned for me. Fortunately, he spoke to me today with these following words.

32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me;
       blessed are those who keep my ways.

 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise;
       do not ignore it.

 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me,
       watching daily at my doors,
       waiting at my doorway.

 35 For whoever finds me finds life
       and receives favor from the LORD. – Proverbs 8:32-35

Like everything with God, this is a matter of faith. This is His promise to us. If we seek wisdom, we will find it. It may not be instant. It may not be a parting of the clouds moment, where a ray of sunlight hits you and a voice from above tells you what you are supposed to do. It is there though. I know God will be faithful to me. I know it in my heart even when my mind tells me I have been abandoned. That is what keeps me alive.

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