An Irresistible Invitation – Proverbs 9

Wisdom must be something we naturally resist. It’s advertised so often in the book of Proverbs, it makes me wonder.

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“Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars. She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She 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 9:1-6 NIV).

Wisdom is one hard-working lady! She built the house and set the table. Now she solicits guests to come and learn to reason – and live.

“For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer (verses 11-12).

Wisdom is older than dirt, we learned in the previous chapter of Proverbs. Now we learn she’s invested in welcoming us to her table and teaching us to live and learn.

“Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you. Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning (verses 8-9).

I’m hungry for more wisdom, aren’t you?

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

By Kathy Sheldon Davis

Kathy Sheldon Davis, contributing author of the books "Jesus Talked to Me Today" and "Seeking His Presence," and a finalist for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, lives with her husband, Jerry, in Junction City, Oregon. Kathy enjoys mentoring and editing for other writers, making strangers into friends, and celebrating holidays with her extended family. She has also written for Warner Press since 2016 and posts devotions on her blog at .

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