Proverbs 9:1-5 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
If you want to throw a party, what’s the first thing you need to do? Probably think about how many will be coming, so you can have enough food, and space for everyone. Therefore, you put together a guest list. Now you must decide who you want to invite. Maybe just your closest friends and relatives? Ok, maybe just some of your closet friends. Relatives can often make social gatherings interesting.
Anyway, you try to figure on how many will come. How do you do that? Do you send an invitation to every breathing soul in the world, and then prepare for them all to come? That’s probably not a good idea for most gatherings. Nevertheless, that is exactly what has been done here in today’s text.
Wisdom has sent out her maidens to invite people from as far away as possible. Can’t you just see them, up on a high perch yelling, “Anyone who wants to come to Wisdom’s banquet may come. This means everyone, even the simple.” Today we might use the terms, “Even the homeless, poor, and hurting. Even those who feel unworthy, sinful, and wicked. Those who feel they have no hope, you’re all invited to come.”
Jesus has long been calling all the world to Himself. Who might choose not to be there? Often those who feel too prideful, and arrogant might choose not to be seen with the hurting of this world, and they would not come. By missing God’s best, because they think they’re too good to be seen with a lost, and hurting world, they become, the lost, and hurting world.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Jesus is still calling, but who are these maidens? They would be all of us who know Jesus. Let’s shout it from the housetops. “Come and dine the Master calleth come and dine.”
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2 Samuel 1 – 4 / Proverbs 9:1-5
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Judges 1-2 / Luke 10:25-42
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