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Friday, June 30, 2006 at 11:19 PM

Proverbs 1:Wisdom's Call (13)

Coming up on the end of Proverbs 1. That's good because I want to start something else soon (and I'm running out of things to say!)

Wisdom goes on to describe the wicked and the consequences.
29Because they hated knowledge
and did not choose the fear of the LORD,
30would have none of my counsel
and despised all my reproof,
31therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,
and have their fill of their own devices.
I think I've already discussed everything that this passage brings up.

In short -

Those that reject Wisdom will get what they want. They will have the fruit of their way, getting what they deserve (calamity). They, being openly rebellious, have hated knowledge, have refused God, have despised wise counsel.

What more can be said? This is how a non-Christian is portrayed. They're not "generally nice people." They're not "lost souls looking for direction." They've rejected wisdom. They've rejected the call of Wisdom, who walks in marketplaces and is there in the public. They're hostile to God, and it is only by a complete change by God that they're able to come to the throne of grace to begin with .

That said, as Christians, we're still called to proclaim the Word. To be that personified wisdom to them, calling out to them, warning them of the judgment to come. Being open about who we are and sharing wisdom, that pearl of great worth, that light that cannot be hidden.

Then if they still turn and reject God, their condemnation is just and we can wash our hands of their blood.

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