Which Party to Go to? – Proverbs 9

Wisdom is preparing her home and table and extending an invitation to us to eat her good stuff and drink her good drink. “Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.” Proverbs 9:6 NIV.

But the woman Folly is, well, foolish and undisciplined. She also offers an invitation to “those who lack judgment” to hang out with her and eat and drink, only what she’s offering is stolen goods.

So what’s wrong with spending a little time with folly? Psalm 14:1 NIV gives us a definition of a fool. He or she is one who says there is no God and is corrupt. Proverbs 9:18 says “But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.”

Definitely an easy choice for me.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

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2 thoughts on “Which Party to Go to? – Proverbs 9

  1. Proverbs 9 – Wisdom vs. Folly: Wisdom Wins!

    Wisdom quietly, consistently and with dignity calls out
    “Let all who are simple come in here!”
    she instructs and promises years to be added to his/her life.

    But “the woman Folly is loud, … undisciplined and w/o knowledge.
    She too calls out,
    “Let all who are simple come in here!”
    but “little do they know… her guests are in the depths of the grave.”

    Hmmm…. Doesn’t seem like a hard choice to me!

    by Marie Whittaker

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