Wisdom Personified

Wisdom cries aloud in the street,
    in the markets she raises her voice;
21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
    at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:
22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
    and fools hate knowledge?
23 If you turn at my reproof,
behold, I will pour out my spirit to you;
    I will make my words known to you.

Proverbs 1:20-23 ESV

Here, wisdom is personified. I wonder if the intent is to give the reader a more relatable understanding of wisdom. In certain religions or philosophies, wisdom seems to be a thing that is so far out there, or otherworldly, that only a select few can understand what it is or achieve it.

By personifying wisdom, it seems that the writer is attempting to make wisdom relatable, understandable, and attainable … for all.

Challenge: This year make it your goal to befriend wisdom. Make wisdom a welcome part of your daily life. Reading Proverbs each day is a helpful way to do this.

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