Wisdom built her home with seven pillars, prepared the food and wine, and set the table. Now it’s time to invite her guests.
She [Wisdom] has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city, “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says, “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.”Proverbs 9:3-6 NIV
The following six verses list Wisdom’s benefits, including adding years to our lives and providing comfort in our suffering. These are priceless rewards, but let’s consider the other invitation we’ve received.
Folly is simple minded and undisciplined. She also wants some company. There’s food and drink, and possibly some enticing entertainment, but what she’s offering is stolen goods with deadly consequences.
She [Folly] sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city, calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way, “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says, “Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!” But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.”Proverbs 9:14-18 NIV
Would you like to join me at the first party?
by Kathy Sheldon Davis