If Proverbs 7 makes it clear that seduction seeks us out, Proverbs 8 makes it just as plain that wisdom calls us, too.
We feel as if we’re wandering in the dark by the light of our cell phones without a guide to lead the way.
In reality, wisdom meets us on our paths and calls to us at the corners.
Wisdom does not wait in hiding, found only by those who stumble upon her.
“At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand.” (Proverbs 8:2)
Wisdom doesn’t just whisper the right things to do. Sometimes she yells. (See Proverbs 8:1.)
The problem is we don’t listen.
We don’t hear because we choose not to.
We don’t find wisdom because we don’t seek it.
How do I know?
Because God’s word says of wisdom “Those who seek me find me.” (Proverbs 8:17)
So, we have no excuses, do we?
God holds wisdom out to us, but we must take hold of it.
He’s given us his word, but we must read it.
And then we must choose to do what it says.
Because wisdom is not just about gaining knowledge. Wisdom is applying it.