The Call of Wisdom
Proverbs 1:20-23 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
20 Wisdom cries aloud in the street,
in the public squares she raises her voice;
21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
at the entrance of the city gates she utters her sayings:
22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple-minded?
And how long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn back at my reproof
behold, I will pour out my spirit to you;
I will make my words known to you.
In ancient Israel, you can hear ‘wisdom calling out urgently in the streets, raising her voice in the squares.’ Then, the older men of Israel were the ones looked to for their wise counsel, as well as the just decision-making skills, and these were passed on at the city gates. Today, we have 66 smaller books that had been written by forty plus men over a 1,600-year period, becoming one book once they were all brought together, which has been handed down to us as the Word of God. Today, we are obligated to be the wise ones to the world of humankind, who is alienated from God. Jesus to commands us to ‘go and make disciples of all the nations, teaching them to observe everything Jesus commanded us.’ – Matthew 28:19-20.