We have all met them. Perfectly lovely people who have for one reason or another not been able to connect with another. We all pull for them and want so badly for someone to scoop them up and love them—and yet, alas, it never seems to happen. That is Solomon’s illustration for wisdom. So many people say they want to be wise and insightful. We want the answers to life’s difficult questions and issues. Solomon indicates that it is us–not wisdom. Like the girl never picked at the dance, no one is willing to partner with wisdom. Some would say it’s just too weird—wisdom is not their type. They prefer sarcasm and google. Others shy away feeling they are not worthy to have such an amazing partner. Still others flirt with wisdom but just want what it will give them not caring instead what it will make them.
Wisdom, like the beautiful maiden, stands arms outstretched longing to be embraced. But, we have to want to be wise and not simply knowledgeable. What’s more, wisdom does not share the stage with base emotion and trash thought—She expects a desire to remain humble and to diligently seek God. Finally, wisdom requires faith in God and his timing in order to be the lasting influence in our lives—This ain’t no one night stand. It is a covenant relationship that comes with age and commitment to service. James 1 sums it up quite nicely—“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God who give generously and without judgment. But when He asks let him ask in faith—or he will be like aa double—minded man.
If you have not begun, yet; today is the best day to court and win the hand of Wisdom in your life.
God Bless You‘
20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; 21 on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech:
22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? 23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. 24 But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, 25 since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, 26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—