Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, Beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entrance of the doors: { Proverbs 8:1-3}

What does wisdom say, as she cries out at the city gates and on the mountain tops?  She says in verse 6 and 7 "Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things. For my mouth will speak truth. verse 10: Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her."

In ancient times the cities had strong fortress like walls that surrounded them, to keep enemies and people that might start trouble out. Wisdom is said to be at the gates, and that is where the judges sat. No one got past their watchful eyes. They knew what to look for, and they knew the importance of their tasks.

You and I have gates that we need to be watching, we call them ears and eyes.Wisdom wants to come in, and give us life that will spring forth to touch the hurting and dying all around us. A kind word, a prayer or a conversation with someone who needs it but also so much more than that. Standing for righteousness, mercy and truth, even when it isn't comfortable. I know I have to force myself out of my comfort zone at times. It is always worth it!

As we look at the picture at the top, "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight O Lord, " we see where the words come from. A heart that is fixed on God has something to say, and it won't be vulgar, or harsh, it will be " apples of gold in settings of silver."{Proverbs 25:11}  These are the words that bring health, wellness and strength, Let's be women of God who make a difference by what comes out of our mouths. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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