How I need wisdom! How I want wisdom!
In my family, in the church, on the Mission Board, on the School Board, in my business — in the last half year or so I have really, really struggled with knowing what I should do and what I should opine about some things.
Wisdom! That’s what I need and that’s what I want!
So the middle and last parts of this verse splash beside me like life preservers:
“Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you” (23).
What an offer! I’ll latch on to those promises like a drowning man to a couple of life preservers.
But what about the third life preserver — the first part of the verse?
I also want wisdom’s correction and reproof. I want to turn when wisdom tries to turn me.
I do not want to experience this:
“They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof” (30).
“Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices” (31).
from Proverbs 1:22
A little bit more from Proverbs 1: Then I’ll Listen to Him!