Proverbs in 365 Devotions

January 15

 

Proverbs 1:22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?

What makes you think things will change tomorrow?

by Robin Aylor

This is a good question that the lady Wisdom is asking, and one we need to consider. How long will you hate knowledge? I think knowledge spoken of here which fools hate points to the ways of God. His ways are immeasurable and unattainable in our own power. Romans 11:33 says: Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
 
Fools hate Gods ways because it goes against their ways… And it shows he is God and not them…  And they cannot attain his title of God no matter how they try and this infuriates them.

How long will you be simple minded? Why do you choose to stay in first grade over and over for your whole life and yet want to be the teacher? Let me teach you truth! Why do you want to play with mud pies instead of letting me cook you a feast? How long will you repeat the lies of the world to yourself and others? God is saying Trust me! Believe in me!
 
The famous folk singer Tracy Chapman sang these lyrics: “If not now then when?” If you plan on waiting till tomorrow before you come to me, what makes you think things will change tomorrow? The thing that is likely to change is that your heart will become harder and harder so friend… please don’t wait.
 
Like the children of Israel wandering in the dessert we mustn’t waist large portions of our life saying “not today”. Hebrews 3 says: 
7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, 9 where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.
 
Today Wisdom calls. Today God the Holy Spirit calls us to come and believe, to find hope in the Messiah Jesus. May we not waste our life away in non belief, much less eternity but rather find true joy in Christ today. Today, if you hear his voice do not harden your heart but delight in him as the good news for your soul.