Does not wisdom call?

“Does not wisdom call?

    Does not understanding raise her voice?

On the heights beside the way,

    at the crossroads she takes her stand;

beside the gates in front of the town,

    at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud:

“To you, O men, I call,

    and my cry is to the children of man.”

Proverbs 8:1-4 ESV

In this passage we see that wisdom is not as elusive as we might sometimes think … or suggest. Notice that wisdom is not something you need to trek to the Himalayas to find. Wisdom hangs out in the open, at the crossroads and the city gate (8:2-3). We walk past wisdom not because she is tucked away out of sight, but because we want to walk past her. How can I say that? Notice that wisdom cries out to us (8:1, 4), as if to say, “Hey, look over here! Here I am!”

Lord, please give us ears to hear wisdom, eyes to see wisdom, and hearts that desire to gain wisdom.

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