August 3, Proverbs 1:20-33, Wisdom Shouts

Proverbs20Wisdom shouts in the street,

She lifts her voice in the square;

21At the head of the noisy streets she cries out;

At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:

22″How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded?

And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing

And fools hate knowledge?

23″Turn to my reproof,

Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you;

I will make my words known to you.

24″Because I called and you refused,

I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;

25And you neglected all my counsel

And did not want my reproof;

26I will also laugh at your calamity;

I will mock when your dread comes,

27When your dread comes like a storm

And your calamity comes like a whirlwind,

When distress and anguish come upon you.

28″Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;

They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,

29Because they hated knowledge

And did not choose the fear of the Lord.

30″They would not accept my counsel,

They spurned all my reproof.

31″So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way

And be satiated with their own devices.

32″For the waywardness of the naive will kill them,

And the complacency of fools will destroy them.

33″But he who listens to me shall live securely

And will be at ease from the dread of evil.”

1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation


Action: Has wisdom ever shouted at me and I did not listen? What happened?