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Proverbs Study Day 6

Updated on December 19, 2008
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Rebecca Graf is a seasoned writer with nearly a decade of experience and degrees in accounting, history, and creative writing.

Does it seem that we tend to reject wisdom? That though we know that we should follow it that we go down the wrong path? We need to be constantly reminded to follow the right path.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom calls aloud in the street,

she raises her voice in the public squares;

at the head of the noisy streets she cries out,

in the gateways of the city she makes her speech: (NIV)

Everywhere wisdom is in our ear and in our vision. If we would only listen…. It makes me think of people travelling down a road with beauty all around them. The birds are flying around and singing while a gentle breeze blows. Cutting through this peaceful journey a loud voice. It is warning all the travelers of danger ahead. “There is a man-eating lion hiding in the rocks ahead. It has already taken three men and is on the prowl again. Travelers’ be warned. Turn back. Take a weapon if you need to continue.” The herald is standing beside the road and keeps repeating the warning. Over and over. Most of the travelers just ignore him. You would think that he wasn’t even there. Others scoff at him and make fun of him. They all continue on their way – lion or no lion.

Proverbs 1:22-23

"How long will you simple ones love your simple ways?

How long will mockers delight in mockery

and fools hate knowledge?

If you had responded to my rebuke,

I would have poured out my heart to you

and made my thoughts known to you. (NIV)

How long will we stay content in our foolishness? How long will we spurn the wisdom right in front of us? Whenever we heed the call of wisdom, we have such blessings that pour out upon that they cannot be described. It might not be monetary, it might not be the way of fame, but it will be blessings that are beyond our imagination. The travelers continue, ignoring the knowledge that was imparted to them, not realizing that following the words would ensure safety.


In your notebook, write down all the times you can remember rashly ignoring the warnings given to you. Are there many of them? Did you learn your lesson from these experiences?

The next set of studies can be found at Formenya Noore.


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      Eddie Perkins 8 years ago

      Another very good study. Great illustration.

      I find it very interesting that wisdom is portrayed as a wise woman and proverbs constantly warns the young man of the wicked woman.  In life the young man will normally be attracted to the outward beauty of the woman and not the inner beauty of the Godly woman.

      Both are on the street trying to get his attention. One to take his life and one to give him life.

      Proverbs 31:30-31Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. NIV

      Thank you. ~ eddie