Monday, February 14, 2011

Heeding Wisdom’s Voice

Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.  For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.  All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.   –Proverbs 8:6-8 (KJV) 

The voice of wisdom which we find in the book of Proverbs is one of reason, intelligence, good sense, and level-headedness.  Why are so many people unwilling to heed that voice of reason?  This has been the dilemma of the human condition since time out of mind.  Imagine yourself walking by a railroad track and you saw that the train was fast approaching.  You also looked and saw someone about to step in front of the train.  No doubt you would shout at the top of your lungs and warn the person to stop, step back, and go no further, because a great and terrible danger is fast approaching.  How heartbreaking it would be if the one you sought to warn kept going and stepped into the path of the oncoming train.  The results would be a disaster.   
 This is how the Lord looks upon those who refuse to heed His warnings.  He is calling to them, warning them, pleading with them to stop, but they keep moving toward what will only bring them harm.  Such is the hold the world and its ungodly ways can have upon people.  The invitation from God is to turn away from that which causes heartbreak and despair.  Turn away from the path that leads to destruction.   Receive the salvation the Lord offers.  Doing so will bring deliverance, joy, peace, and redemption.  Jesus Christ has come into the world to be this divine deliverance from the dark forces which so often enslave people. 

The answer for whatever problem people are facing can be found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Through faith in Him the powers of darkness are broken and shattered.  The Holy Spirit will indwell the believer and provide guidance so that we are empowered to avoid those traps that come about as the result of failing to heed God.  Countless people will seek the wisdom the world offers, while many will not bother to seek wisdom of any kind.  But God offers a divine wisdom that brings His power into our lives. 

God’s invitation is to leave the path of ungodliness and receive Jesus Christ as Savior.  We are then on a path that leads to blessings, spiritual power, and the peace of God in our hearts.  Heed God’s voice, and walk with Him today.

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