Proverbs 8:1- 4 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
Some things are logical. They just make sense. Things such as, if you put your bare hand in fire and hold it there, you will be burnt. If you step in front of a speeding car, you are going to be hurt. A song once said there are things you just don’t do. Such as, take the Lone Rangers mask off, or tug on Superman’s cape. The best one was, you don’t spit into the wind. I hope that needs no explanation.
Yet today we have warning signs on everything, because in today’s society, logic seems to have gone out the window. On a fast food restaurants coffee cup there are the words “Hot Coffee may be Hot.” Well duh! Unless you ordered a Frappuccino, you would hope the coffee is hot.
Have we gone crazy? On a curling iron, a warning says “For external use only.” On the side of a jar of peanuts is a warning saying; “Warning: contains nuts!” What should be pure logic, does not always seem to be so anymore. However, this is nothing new.
In today’s verses Solomon says, wisdom and knowledge are screaming out for people to come and get them. They’re calling from the hilltop, the city gates, and by the way of the paths. Everywhere the path of life meets reality, we should come to grips with the fact that we do not live forever, and need to think of eternity. The truth of the gospel is crying out, “Jesus Saves,” because that just makes good logical sense. It’s logical that the creator of all life, would love His creation, and desire to save it. Nevertheless, all too often, we’ve let logic go by the wayside, and do our own thing. Maybe God should put a warning label on newborns. Something like “WARNING: Without Jesus, This Creation Will Self Destruct.”
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
God has been screaming out His wisdom for us through the ages by so many means. Through the church, His Word, His mercy toward sinful man, and His grace supplied. What is He saying? “I Love You…Come to Me… I will help you.” Doesn’t that sound logical to you?
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Judges 13 – 17 / Proverbs 8:1- 4
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Deuteronomy 28 / Luke 4:14-44
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